Easy Keto Meatloaf Recipe (with sausage and beef)

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I love a good keto meatloaf recipe! It’s packed with flavor and super easy to make. The best part is you whip this up in the morning or the night before and just pop it in the oven when you get home. And then while it cooks for the next 50-60 minutes, you can unwind or catch up on other things. It fills the house with amazing smells and gives you something to look forward to!

How to Cook This Keto Meatloaf Recipe

Basically, you can’t screw it up! Some people say to mix it gently; others say to pack it down. Others say to form it on a sheet; others say to use a bread pan. Seriously, the only way you can go wrong is if you overcook it. It’s a beautiful thing. Keto meatloaf is EASY!

I followed the recommendations (and adapted my recipe) from Healthy Recipes Blogs with most of what I did. I like how they recommended mixing the egg and spices together BEFORE adding it to the meat. That made the flavors blend a lot better evenly throughout.

In their recipe they said to handle it gently, however I used a combination of burger and sausage and wanted to make sure it was fully combined. I used my hands to thoroughly mix it all together and then pushed it into a pan where they said to form it into a loaf on a sheet pan. My FAVORITE bread pan to use for this is a KitchenAid Vitrified Stoneware Loaf Pan. It’s virtually impossible to overcook it and it doesn’t stick!

Is Meatloaf Keto Friendly?

Like anything, it depends on what you put in it! Traditional meatloaf has rice or breadcrumbs in it. If you remove those items and exchange for something keto, it brings the carb count down. Here are some example substitutes:

Other Keto Meatloaf Recipes

Meatloaf is very versatile!  You can make it in the crockpot like this crockpot meatloaf recipe which simplifies dinner even more.  And if you want some zip in your meatloaf, try this Zesty Vegetable and Beef meatloaf.  Reduce the onion and bell pepper amounts to make it keto friendly.  At the time of publishing this post, it’s almost Halloween.  Yup, you guessed it!  I’ve got a Halloween Mummy Meatloaf recipe!  Who says you can’t have fun with food? Just replace the crackers and brown sugar with keto friendly subs.  Last but not least, here’s another (already) Keto meatloaf – Jalapeno Popper Stuffed Meatloaf.  The ingredients can be adjusted depending on the heat intensity you like.

Can You Freeze Meatloaf?

Sure! What I recommend is mixing all the ingredients together and then putting it in a freezer bag. Take the bag out of the freezer a day before cooking and make sure it is completely thawed before baking.  And don’t forget how easy it is to use your crockpot….

Tips For This Keto Meatloaf Recipe

  • My favorite pork rinds to use are Epic BBQ pork rinds. They add a little zest!
  • Make sure to crush the pork rinds extra or there will be chewy pieces in the meatloaf. You can use a rolling pin for this.
  • Heinz has an excellent sugar free ketchup.
  • For added spice use hot Italian sausage.
green beans and two slices of Keto meatloaf

Easy Keto Meatloaf Recipe (with sausage and beef)

This meatloaf is so full of flavor and juicy! It's hard to stop at one serving.
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 50 minutes
Resting Time: 10 minutes
Total Time: 1 hour 10 minutes
Course: Dinner
Cuisine: American
Keyword: burger, meatloaf
Servings: 8 Servings
Calories: 359kcal
Author: Christina

Ingredients

  • 1 large egg
  • ½ tsp sea salt
  • ½ tsp black pepper
  • 2 tsps garlic powder
  • 2 tsps onion powder
  • ½ tsp dried thyme
  • 1 lb 85/15 lean ground beef
  • 1 lb ground mild sausage
  • ½ cup blanched finely ground almond flour
  • ½ cup pork rinds finely crushed
  • 2 Tbsp Sugar free ketchup I use Heinz

Instructions

  • Preheat your oven to 350° F.
  • In a large bowl, whisk together the egg, salt, pepper, garlic powder, onion powder, and thyme.
  • Add the ground beef, almond flour, and pork rinds. Mix until blended.
  • Press mixture into bread pan.
  • Bake the meatloaf until the center of the loaf registers 160° F, 50-60 minutes.
  • Let stand for 15 minutes before slicing and serving.

Notes

  • My favorite pork rinds to use are Epic BBQ pork rinds. They add a little zest! 
  • Make sure to crush the pork rinds extra or there will be chewy pieces in the meatloaf. 
  • Heinz has an excellent sugar free ketchup.
  • For added spice use hot italian sausage.
 

Nutrition

Calories: 359kcal | Carbohydrates: 3g | Protein: 23g | Fat: 28g | Saturated Fat: 9g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 2g | Monounsaturated Fat: 11g | Trans Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 104mg | Sodium: 585mg | Potassium: 333mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 1g | Vitamin A: 80IU | Vitamin C: 1mg | Calcium: 37mg | Iron: 2mg
Tried this recipe?Let us know how it was!

Since I am not a Registered Dietitian or Nutritionist, I use a WordPress plug-in to calculate the nutritional information provided in this recipe card.

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