Keto Meatloaf

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Diets often mean you can’t enjoy your favorite comfort food. Well, we’ve got news for you. With a few simple changes you can enjoy meatloaf even on a Keto diet.

Diets often mean you can't enjoy your favorite comfort food. Well, we've got news for you. With a few simple changes you can enjoy meatloaf even on a Keto diet. 

While meatloaf is fairly easy to make diet-friendly, there are a few ingredients in our Classic Meatloaf that need to be swapped in order to make it Keto-friendly. Both breadcrumbs and ketchup are high in sugar and carbs and a definite no-no for keto meatloaf. But don’t you worry about that. We’ve got that problem solved for you.

These swaps are pretty easy to make. Almond flour makes a great breadcrumb substitution and we think you’ll be surprised by the result – you can’t even taste the difference and it keeps the meatloaf really moist.

As for the ketchup, you’ll need a sugar-free/low carb version which you can buy or make yourself. We found a great recipe for low-carb ketchup from Wholesome Yum. For a low carb side you’ve got to go with our Mashed Cauliflower.

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Keto Meatloaf

Diets often mean you can’t enjoy your favorite comfort food. Well, we’ve got news for you. With a few simple changes you can enjoy meatloaf even on a Keto diet.

  • Author: Emily Dingmann
  • Prep Time: 10 minutes
  • Cook Time: 1 hour
  • Total Time: 1 hour 10 minutes
  • Yield: 8 servings

Ingredients

  • 1 Tbsp. cooking oil 
  • 1 small onion, chopped 
  • 2 lb. lean ground beef 
  • 2 Tbsp. sugar-free ketchup, divided 
  • 1/2 cup almond flour 
  • 1 Tbsp. Worcestershire sauce 
  • 1 tsp. Italian seasoning 
  • 1 tsp. garlic powder 
  • 1 tsp. salt 
  • 1/2 tsp. pepper 
  • 1 egg, lightly beaten 
  • 2 Tbsp. mustard 

Instructions

  1. Preheat oven to 350°F.
  2. Heat the oil in a medium skillet over medium heat. Add the onion and saute until softened, about 5 minutes.  Transfer onion to a large bowl. 
  3. To the bowl add ground beef, 1 tablespoon of the sugar-free ketchup, almond flour, Worcestershire sauce, Italian seasoning, garlic powder, salt, pepper and egg. Use your hands to evenly mix the spices into the meat, being careful not to overmix.
  4. Line a large baking sheet with foil. Transfer meat to baking sheet and shape into a 10×5 inch loaf. Bake for 45 minutes. 
  5. Meanwhile, stir together remaining 1 tablespoon of ketchup with mustard. Remove meatloaf from oven and spread with ketchup mixture. Return meatloaf to oven and bake until internal temperature on an instant read thermometer is 160°F., about 10-20 more minutes. Remove meatloaf from oven and let rest for 10-15 minutes before serving.

Diets often mean you can\'t enjoy your favorite comfort food. Well, we\'ve got news for you. With a few simple changes you can enjoy meatloaf even on a Keto diet.

Note: The Cookful may receive a commission on purchases made through Amazon/affiliate links.

Diets often mean you can\'t enjoy your favorite comfort food. Well, we\'ve got news for you. With a few simple changes you can enjoy meatloaf even on a Keto diet.

Emily Dingmann

Emily is a Nutritionist and Recipe Developer who creates easy and healthy recipes for busy families on My Everyday Table. She drinks coffee in the morning, wine at night, and sometimes a green juice in between!