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Keto Meatloaf

Classic comfort food

Keto meatloaf, it’s great for meal prep and not eating carbs for love. Growing up in India meatloaf was just a band/singer for me. And while ‘Bat out of Hell’ is still a classic and relevant today, so is the dish. I’ve actually been making a sort of amped up meatloaf for years without knowing it. I just called it the Bacon Bomb. In fact it’s a bit more elaborate and takes more work. I’d save that for a special occasion. Today’s Keto meatloaf recipe is more rustic, home-style and perfect for a quick meal.

I’ll also make a quick and easy barbecue/tomato sauce to go with it. You could also just pair it with my Keto ketchup or Keto bbq sauce.

Tips & Tricks

A couple of things to keep in mind. With the beef you want to try and get 80-20 which means 80% lean meat and 20% fat. In India we don’t get beef with fat so it’s about 95-5 the ratio I am using which is why I used a mix of beef and pork. It also provides for an interesting flavour. As I mentioned in the video you can pretty much make this with any ground meat you like. If you plan to use something like chicken, which is more often than not, lean then it cooks much faster than beef or pork. So just keep that in mind.

I also was quite generous with the vegetables in this dish so if you want to reduce the carbs you can totally just use 1/2 the amount of onions, mushrooms and peppers. And again you can play around with the vegetables depending on what you like. If you are more carnivore then you can even skip them all. I use them because it adds some moisture to the meatloaf and doesn’t make it just taste like a solid block of meat.

Even with the seasoning I kept it fairly simple. You can play around with the fresh herbs, you can even skip those and go for a more Indian taste. Maybe throw in some cumin, tumeric etc and fresh coriander. The possibilities really are endless.

Keto meatloaf

Nutrition Info (Per serving) – Only the meatloaf

  • Calories: 351
  • Net Carbs: 3g
  • Carbs: 4g
  • Fat: 28g
  • Protein: 21g
  • Fiber: 1g

This recipe makes 10 servings. Get this recipe on myfitnesspal. These macros do not include any sauce at all.

Nutrition Info (Per serving) – Only the sauce

  • Calories: 32
  • Net Carbs: 2g
  • Carbs: 2g
  • Fat: 2g
  • Protein: 1g
  • Fiber: 0g

This recipe makes 10 servings. Get this recipe on myfitnesspal.

Keto Meatloaf

Keto Meatloaf

A classic comfort food made Keto
4.60 from 22 votes
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 1 hour
Total Time 1 hour 10 minutes
Course Main Dish
Cuisine American
Servings 10 servings


For the meatloaf

  • 500 grams Ground Beef
  • 500 grams Ground Pork
  • 100 grams Onion
  • 100 grams Red Bell Peppers
  • 100 grams Yellow Bell Peppers
  • 200 grams White Mushrooms
  • 10 grams garlic
  • 75 grams Cream Cheese Try this
  • 30 grams Butter Try this
  • 1 Tbsp Chopped Parsley
  • 1 Tsp Dried Herbs
  • 1 Tsp Black Pepper Try this
  • Salt to Taste
  • 1 Tsp Paprika Try this
  • 2 Eggs
  • 30 grams Parmesan cheese

For the sauce


For the meatloaf

  • Finely dice all the vegetables and get a pan on the stove and add in the butter.
  • Once the butter has melted add in the onions and cook for 3-4 minutes till translucent. Then add in the mushrooms and season with some salt and pepper.
  • The mushrooms will now release their water and you want to cook them till the water dries up and the mushrooms start to caramelize. At this point add in the garlic and cook for a minute or two till it starts browning.
  • Finally add in the bell peppers and cook for a further two minutes till they start to soften.
  • Add in the cream cheese and turn off the heat. Give everything a good mix till you have a nice creamy mixture.
  • In a large bowl add the beef and the pork. Season with salt, pepper, paprika, dried herbs, fresh parsley and parmesan. Also add in the vegetable mixture once it's cooled and two eggs.
  • Mix everything will till it's nicely combined. Then you want to place the meat in a baking tray and shape it. Alternatively you can use a loaf tin for the meat and then turn it over on your backing tray.
  • Bake in a preheated oven at 200C for 45-60 minutes till it's fully cooked. Halfway through the cooking you can baste the meatloaf with the BBQ sauce.
  • Once cooked remove and rest for 10 minutes at least before slicing it. Serve it with some delicious cauliflower mash or creamed spinach. Save all the resting juices to amp up your sauce.

For the sauce

  • Melt the butter in a saucepan and then add in the tomato puree along with all the other ingredients.
  • Then cook for 10-15 minutes till it's reduce and nice and thick like a syrup.
  • Add in the resting juices from the meatloaf and reduce on the stove again till it's the perfect consistency.
  • Enjoy with your meatloaf.
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  1. Cracker of a recipe. Used way more parsley (probably quarter cup), and for the dried herbs just used dried oregano. I put the vegetables in the food processor thinking I’d just chop them finely that way, but I ended with what was almost a puree. I fried the puree off to dry it out before adding to the rest of the ingredients. Turned out really really good though so would use this method next time.. Possibly the best meatloaf I’ve made, Keto or not.

  2. Made this tonight. Turned out great! Very tasty. I used Italian seasoning for the dried herbs. Awesome recipe.

  3. This is a wonderful and tasty meatloaf. I have made it three times. My family also enjoyed it. This is my forever meatloaf recipe

  4. Made this meatloaf tonight…a cold winters one in Melbourne, Australia …….. was so delicious, used all beef mince and didn’t have any mushrooms ….. can only imagine how nice it will be with the mushrooms. Fantastic recipe THANKS for posting it…..😋😋

  5. I tried to make half a recipe, without the ground pork. Have a feeling it would have tasted better if I had done that. Also, I used tomato paste rather than sauce, thinking that was closer to tomato purée. Wrong! It just didn’t have the flavor I was expecting. 🙁

  6. I made this meatloaf tonight and it turned out great!! My girlfriend loved it also (i finally got her on keto) she loved the sauce as she likes BBQ sauce quite a bit. I, like Scott in the above comments also ended up making the peppers into a puree in the food processor but the meatloaf still came out great but a little wet going into the loaf pan, I set the temp. to 425F. This is now our go-to meatloaf, thanks Sahill.

  7. 5 stars
    I truly adore your recipes and of course your love for cooking.

    This meatloaf has become my ‘go to,’ for Wowing family and friends. 100% success rate in every way. I thought my meatloaf was awesome…..it pales to this recipe and I don’t even mind!

    I never tire of guest “num num” noises.
    Thank you!!!!!

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