Low Carb Meatloaf (Keto, Gluten Free) | With Bacon and Cheese

This low carb meatloaf is flavored with all the fixings that would be in a juicy burger!  Love bacon, onion, and sharp cheddar cheese?

I bet this cheeseburger meatloaf will be a hit at your house, and I promise that you won’t miss the bun!


Low Carb Meatloaf on a white plate with green salad on the side


Low Carb Meatloaf

It’s SUMMER and I’ve been in vacation mode for weeks, which is why I’m behind in sharing recipes with you all!

I actually did take a week off of work and spent about 5 days in Arizona.  It was my first time to hike the Grand Canyon National Park.

Arizona surprised me!  It’s a fabulous vacation spot filled with wildlife areas, historic sites, lakes and reservoirs!

We had the best time, but holy cow was it hot!  Like super-duper sweaty hot!


Low Carb Cheeseburger Meatloaf made in full size and mini loaf pans for comfort food in a hurry!


Low Carb Meatloaf With Cheddar Cheese Chunks

Since I didn’t cooked in over a week while on vacation I was anxious for a home cooked meal.  Even after being out of the house, we always have the basics on hand like a pound or two of ground beef, turkey and chicken as well as CHEESE.

Luckily, If I ask Alan what he wants to eat, nine times out of ten he’ll request comfort food like meatloaf and PIZZA.

Although I was tempted to make my low carb pizza since we both like cheesy foods, I made this hearty cheeseburger meatloaf instead!

What an easy and delicious meal!  Folded into the beef are chunks of cheddar cheese, chopped bacon, and onion.  The same ingredients you would find layered on burger!


uncooked low carb meatloaf packed with chunks of cheese adding flavors just like a burger on a baking tray

Low Carb Binder For Meatloaf

Most meatloaf recipes call for some type of a binder like tomato sauce and eggs with oats, bread or cracker crumbs or even panko flakes.

For this low carb meatloaf we used one egg and ground pork rinds as the binder.

The gooey cheese helps hold all the ingredients together as well.

This low carb meatloaf, the mother of all comfort food is just the meal to dive into after being on vacation!


Low carb meatloaf in mini loaf pans cooked with melted cheese on top


Meatloaf In Mini Loaf Pans

I divided the meat mixture into one 8 x 4 loaf pan and two mini 2 x 4 loaf pans.

The mini loaves will cook in about 25 minutes!


Low carb meatloaf topped with sharp cheddar cheese on a white plate with salad and a pickle

What To Serve Meatloaf With

Pair this meatloaf with some veggies or a light salad for a super simple delicious meal!



  • Garden Salad – Soft and tender lettuce leaves, with sliced apples, dried cherries, and crispy chicken all topped with a fresh buttermilk and tarragon salad dressing.
  •  Wedge Salad – Thick slice of iceberg lettuce topped with homemade blue cheese dressing.
  •  Vegan Cesar Salad Recipe – Quick and easy recipe with a dressing made with cashews and coconut.



Low Carb Meatloaf on a white plate with a pickle on the side

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Low Carb Cheeseburger Meatloaf with all the fixings of a juicy burger. Keto, paleo and gluten free! #paleo #keto #lowcarb #meatloaf | www.thefoodieaffair.com

Low Carb Cheeseburger Meatloaf (Keto, Gluten Free)

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Course: Entree
Servings: 8
Calories: 443kcal
Author: Sandra @ The Foodie Affair


  • 2 pounds ground beef grass fed, if available
  • 1 large egg lightly beaten
  • 2 tablespoons prepared yellow mustard
  • 1/2 cup onion chopped
  • 1/4 cup dill relish or chopped dill pickles
  • 1 cup pork rind crumbs
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons kosher salt
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons pepper
  • 3 slices center cut bacon diced
  • 3 ounce sharp cheddar cheese block style, diced in chunks
  • 1/4 cup shredded sharp cheddar cheese to top meatloaf - optional


  • Preheat oven to 375 degrees. Line pans (about 8 by 4 inches, and/or mini loafs) with parchment paper, place on a baking sheet and set aside.
  • In a small bowl whisk together mustard egg.
  • In a large bowl add ground beef, onion, relish, salt, pepper, bacon, mustard/egg mix, and pork rind crumbs, diced cheddar cheese chunks and gently mix the ingredients; do not overmix. Pat the meat mixture into the prepared pans.
  • Form a small wedge in the middle of the loaf and add shredded cheese (optional).
  • Bake for 45 minutes (large loaf), 25 minutes (mini loaf) or until meat in the center is no longer pink


Serving: 1g | Calories: 443kcal | Carbohydrates: 3g | Protein: 40g | Fat: 29g | Saturated Fat: 12g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 13g | Trans Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 150mg | Sodium: 907mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 1g


Please note that the nutritional information provided are guidelines and may vary based on the brand of products used. For your specific nutritional goals use My Fitness Pal or Verywell Fit recipe calculators. All content within this site is not intended as medical diagnosis or treatment and should not be considered a substitute for professional medical expertise.


This low carb meatloaf is flavored with all the fixings that would be in a cheeseburger like bacon and stuffed with sharp cheddar cheese. Comfort food keto style! #lowcarb #glutenfree #cheeseburger #meatloaf #ketodiet #comfortfood #thefoodieaffair
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  1. I love that you include using mini loaf pans but what brand are they? I’m searching for 2×4 mini load pans and can only find paper ones. I am a single person so mini loafs is perfect. Can’t believe I hadn’t thought of that.

    1. Hi Tamara! My mini pans are old and they don’t have the manufacture info on them. I have seen similar pans by Wilton and Sur La Table. They aren’t individual pans. They are one pan with 8 mini pans imbedded in it. Hope that helps your search!

  2. What are the serving size and nutritional facts? Needs calories carbs and fiber to be exact I have searched and cant find these on this recipe

    1. Hi Brittany, I made this recipe prior to having a nutrition plugin. Please recheck the recipe card. It’s been updated. Also, remember that I provide estimates, so if you need exact macros you can use Fitness Pal or a similar tool to add your exact brands/ingredients.

  3. Hello,
    Is there a substitute for the pork rinds that you can recommend. This recipe looks delish and I would love to try it.