This Low Carb Meatloaf is packed with flavour and absolutely delicious; your family will never know it's made with keto friendly ingredients!
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Low Carb Meatloaf

This Low Carb Meatloaf is absolutely delicious; your family will never know it’s made with keto friendly ingredients!

This Low Carb Meatloaf is packed with flavour and absolutely delicious; your family will never know it's made with keto friendly ingredients!

This post was originally published October 3, 2018 and has been updated with fresh content and images, plus and has gained a video!

I make this Keto Meatloaf often for my family and figured it was about time I updated the recipe because I have been making it a little different and find it works even better! I don’t always have pork rinds on hand so I have switched those out for almond flour, and then have been grating the onion instead of just dicing it. These changes have made the meatloaf easier to throw together and produces a juicer low carb meatloaf.

Why it works

  1. Low carb ingredients are used in this recipe to create a Keto Meatloaf that comes out at just 3.5 g net carbs per slice!
  2. Ketchup and shredded onion work together to create a super juicy meatloaf, and the worcestershire and dijon combine with the other flavours to make a keto meatloaf that is absolutely delicious.
  3. This Low Carb Meatloaf is very easy to make, all you’ll need is about an hour and you’ve got yourself a meal the whole family will love!
Plate with green beans, cauliflower mash and two slices of low carb meatloaf.

Keto Meatloaf Ingredients

Meatloaf

  • ground beef
  • almond flour
  • onion
  • eggs
  • no sugar added ketchup
  • worcestershire
  • dijon mustard
  • garlic
  • dried parsley
  • ground black pepper
  • sea salt

Glaze

  • no sugar added ketchup
  • apple cider vinegar
  • worcestershire

No Sugar Added Ketchup – There are lots of brand to choose from who make ketchup with no added sugar. It is important to buy no added sugar ketchup because most standard ketchups are loaded with sugar!

How to make Low Carb Meatloaf

Preheat oven to 350°.

Add almond flour to a medium sized mixing bowl and then grate an onion over top. Mix the onion into the almond flour until fully combined.

Peel the garlic and either finely mince it or push it through a garlic press, then add it to the almond flour with the eggs, 1/4 cup no sugar added ketchup, worcestershire, dijon, eggs, parsley, sea salt and pepper. Mix and then knead in the ground beef until well combined.

Low carb meatloaf mixed up and ready to be formed into a log.

Shape the meat into a log, place inside a loaf pan and then smooth the log so that it is even and without cracks. Mix the glaze ingredients together and brush half of the mixture onto the meatloaf.

Formed meatloaf with the glaze spread over it, ready to be baked.

Cover the meatloaf with tin foil and bake for 40 minutes. Remove the tin foil and discard any fat that may have surfaced during baking. Brush on the second half of the glaze.

Baked meatloaf with the second half of the glaze spread out over it.

Bake, uncovered, for 10-15 minutes, or until the internal temperature reaches 165°. Cut the keto meatloaf into 8 slices and serve hot.

Low Carb Meatloaf hot from the oven, still in the baking dish.

Expert Tips

  1. Grating the onion rather than dicing it up will make the meatloaf juicer.
  2. I prefer to use a garlic press rather than mincing the garlic because it’s faster and gives more of an even flavour.
  3. Be sure to work the meatloaf well enough, or it might end up crumbling apart after it’s been baked.
  4. Use a digital meat thermometer to ensure the internal temperature of the keto meatloaf has reached 165°.

Side dishes for your Keto Meatloaf

There are lots of low carb side dishes that would go great with this Low Carb Meatloaf. Here is a list of my favourites:

Plate with green beans, cauliflower mash and two slices of low carb meatloaf.

Leftover Meatloaf Sandwich

Got leftovers? I usually have at least one slice of keto meatloaf leftover and LOVE to turn it into a Leftover Meatloaf Sandwich!

Start by making a 90 Second Keto Bread, then slice that leftover meatloaf in half horizontally and microwave for 60 seconds or until the internal temperature reaches 165°. Heat up a sandwich grill.

Spread mayo and ketchup if desired on each piece of keto bread, add sliced cheese and the meatloaf to the bottom bread and sandwich with the top bread. Grill for a few minutes and enjoy!

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This Low Carb Meatloaf is packed with flavour and absolutely delicious; your family will never know it's made with keto friendly ingredients!

Low Carb Meatloaf

Aleta
This Low Carb Meatloaf is absolutely delicious; your family will never know it’s made with keto friendly ingredients!
4.78 from 9 votes
Prep Time 10 mins
Cook Time 55 mins
Total Time 1 hr 5 mins
Course Main Course
Cuisine Canadian, Low Carb
Servings 8 slices
Calories 253.2 kcal

Ingredients
  

Meatloaf

  • 1 small onion
  • 2 cloves garlic
  • 1 tbsp dried parsley
  • 1 tsp sea salt
  • 1/2 tsp black pepper
  • 3/4 cup almond flour
  • 1.5 lbs ground beef
  • 2 eggs
  • 1/4 cup sugar free ketchup
  • 1 tbsp Worcestershire
  • 1 tbsp dijon mustard

Glaze

  • 6 tbsp sugar free ketchup
  • 1 tsp Worcestershire
  • 1 tbsp apple cider vinegar

Instructions
 

Equipment Needed

Directions

  • Heat the oven to 350°. Add almond flour to a medium sized mixing bowl and then grate an onion over top. Mix the onion into the almond flour until fully combined.
  • Peel the garlic and either finely mince it or push it through a garlic press, then add it to the almond flour with the eggs, 1/4 cup no sugar added ketchup, worcestershire, dijon, eggs, parsley, sea salt and pepper. Mix and then knead in the ground beef until well combined.
  • Shape the meat into a log, place inside a loaf pan and then smooth the log so that it is even and without cracks. Mix the glaze ingredients together and brush half of the mixture onto the meatloaf. Cover the meatloaf with tin foil and bake for 40 minutes.
  • Remove the tin foil and discard any fat that may have surfaced during baking. Brush on the second half of the glaze and then bake, uncovered, for 10-15 minutes, or until the internal temperature reaches 165°. Cut the keto meatloaf into 8 slices and serve hot.

Video

Notes

Expert Tips

  1. Grating the onion rather than dicing it up will make the meatloaf juicer.
  2. I prefer to use a garlic press rather than mincing the garlic because it’s faster and gives more of an even flavour.
  3. Be sure to work the meatloaf well enough, or it might end up crumbling apart after it’s been baked.
  4. Use a digital meat thermometer to ensure the internal temperature of the keto meatloaf has reached 165°.

 

Nutrition Facts

Nutrition facts are an estimate only! The ingredients you choose could have different nutritional values than the ingredients I have used.
Deduct fibre from the total carbs to get 3.5 g net carbs per serving.

Nutrition

Serving: 1sliceCalories: 253.2kcalCarbohydrates: 4.8gProtein: 21.5gFat: 15.3gSodium: 707mgFiber: 1.3g
Keyword low carb, meatloaf
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27 thoughts on “Low Carb Meatloaf

  1. I love this Bowl and the presentation. This meatloaf looks yum and delicious. My Happy meal option.

    1. Aleta says:

      Thanks Veena!

  2. Jenny Graves says:

    The meatloaf looks absolutely delicious. We try to eat low carb most of the time and I will definitely be making this.

    1. Aleta says:

      I hope you enjoy!

      1. Laurie says:

        3 stars
        If a comment section I see that someone mentioned pork rinds as a binder and I don’t see any on the recipe?

        1. Aleta says:

          Hey Laurie, I used to bind this meatloaf with pork rinds. After many times of making it, however, I found I was using almond flour WAY more often because I always have that on hand and not the pork rinds. That is the reason I swapped ingredients. If you prefer using pork rinds, you’ll need 3/4 cup crushed pork rinds.

  3. Bernice Hill says:

    Meatloaf. What a classic! Somehow I survived my childhood without ever trying it but I’m a huge fan now.

  4. Andrea Howe says:

    5 stars
    Would never think to use almond flour as a way to bind the meatloaf and keep it low carb. And great tip on grating the onion! So trying that trick!

    1. Aleta says:

      It works great!

  5. Amanda says:

    Always looking for a good low carb meal to put on dinner rotation and this one fits the bill. Thanks so much!

    1. Aleta says:

      Enjoy Amanda!

  6. Mama Maggie's Kitchen says:

    5 stars
    My husband is a fan of meat loafs! This Low Carb Meatloaf will be perfect for him and for my son. Looks super delicious and satisfying in every bite.

  7. Analida Braeger says:

    5 stars
    My family love this and we enjoyed making and eating this dish! Thanks for all the tips!

    1. Aleta says:

      Glad you enjoyed it Analida 🙂

  8. Kay says:

    5 stars
    I have never tried Meatloaf before? I have pinned it and will try it out!

    1. Aleta says:

      No? I hope you love it!

  9. Amanda says:

    5 stars
    This meatloaf is absolutely delicious! I love the flavor the pork rinds add without all the heavy carbs. This is definitely going on the rotation.

    1. Aleta says:

      Thanks Amanda!

      1. Paula B says:

        I don’t see pork rinds on the recipe…????

        1. Aleta says:

          I swapped them out for almond flour. You can sub with 100g crushed pork rinds if you prefer to use those 🙂

  10. Aline says:

    5 stars
    Oh wow!! Almond flour!! That sounds awesome!! I have all the ingredients at home and will be trying it this week!! Can’t wait!

    1. Aleta says:

      Thanks Aline, hope you love it!

  11. Jacque Hastert says:

    5 stars
    Finally, a delicious way to trick my family into eating healthier with classic recipes. I can’t wait to make this for dinner.

    1. Aleta says:

      Hahahaha I hope your family enjoys!

  12. Emily says:

    Can this be cooked and then frozen?

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