Make this Keto Meatloaf as a perfect meal that everyone in the family will love. I love that it is full of flavor and easy to add to the menu, and I don’t have to worry about picky eaters being upset about a keto meal.
Making keto meatloaf has been life changing. Finally, I have a meal that everyone in the house loves and that is easy to make in advance.
This recipe is loaded with classic meatloaf flavor but has low carbs because the breading is replaced by pork rinds.
Instead of sugar laden ketchup or barbecue sauce, you use tomato paste for richness and flavor.
Nothing is better than this alongside my keto green bean casserole for a delicious and lower carb meal. I know you are going to love this recipe and add it to your regular menu.
Can I Freeze This For Later?
Yes! For those who like to prepare food in advance to save time on weeknight meals, this is an excellent choice.
All you have to do is mix the meatloaf together and form into a loaf in a disposable loaf pan or wrap in aluminum foil and then some plastic wrap.
Just make sure you date and label the meatloaf before putting it into the freezer. This can be thawed and baked as normal or can be put into the oven frozen.
If cooking from frozen, you will need to cook for a longer time. I recommend starting at a lower temperature and then finishing the meatloaf at a higher temperature.
In this case, check the temperature to make sure it has reached 165 degrees for food safety.
Can I Use Ground Pork Instead?
You sure can! One of the best things about the keto diet is that ground pork is a great option that is ideal for keto. Mix it with some ground beef for a more complex flavor, or even mix in some ground bacon or liver if you like that flavor compensation.
If you prefer leaner meat, you can also do this with ground chicken or ground turkey. It will need an added fat for the meal for a true keto macro combination, but it is possible for great flavor.
Follow your recommendations from the keto macro calculator and adjust to meet your protein and fat needs for the day.
What Can I Serve With This Keto Meatloaf Recipe?
Meatloaf is a meal in itself, but adding a side of mashed cauliflower with my low carb keto gravy, it is a meal that will help you satisfy all of those cravings for carbs.
Of course, you need a veggie with your meatloaf. I like steamed broccoli or asparagus.
You might also want to mix in a few carrots if you have the carbs for them or some roasted bell pepper slices. Those are always delicious alongside a meatloaf.
For those who want a sauce on top of their meatloaf, you may want to check out a sugar-free barbecue sauce as an addition to the recipe.
What Are The Carbs In Meatloaf?
Depending upon the type of tomato sauce you use and if you add any other sauce or binder, most servings of keto meatloaf recipe are between 3-5 carbohydrates per serving.
That means this easily fits into the 20 gram or fewer carbs routine most on keto follow.
The best way to determine the carbs is to input the ingredients you use into a nutritional calculator.
Minor changes in brands can make a difference in the total carb count on many recipes.
- 2lbs ground beef
- 1 cup pork rinds, crumbed
- ½ cup Parmesan cheese
- 1 medium onion, chopped
- 2 stalks celery, chopped
- 2 cloves garlic, minced
- 3oz tomato paste
- 1 tablespoon Italian seasoning
- 1 tablespoon dried parsley
- 1 egg
- Salt and pepper to taste
- Preheat oven to 350 degrees
- In a large bowl place 2lbs ground beef and begin to break it up. This will help when mixing in the other ingredients.
- Mix in 1 medium chopped onion, 2 stalks chopped celery, and 2 cloves of minced garlic.
- Once those are well combined add in 1 tablespoon of Italian seasoning and 1 tablespoon of dried parsley.
- Next mix in 1 egg.
- Then add a combination of 1 cup of crumbed pork rinds and ½ cup of parmesan cheese
- Add in salt and pepper to taste and mix until well combined.
- Place in a shallow baking dish and bake for 1 hour.
- Remove and top tomato paste and fresh parsley.
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 512 Total Fat: 31g Saturated Fat: 12g Trans Fat: 1g Unsaturated Fat: 15g Cholesterol: 178mg Sodium: 468mg Carbohydrates: 7g Net Carbohydrates: 0g Fiber: 1g Sugar: 3g Sugar Alcohols: 0g Protein: 49g
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