Jalapeno Popper Stuffed Keto Meatloaf Recipe

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So you like meatloaf? And you aren’t sure if you can have it on keto? I get that. If you’re like me, when you think of comfort food, meatloaf pops into your mind. And you’d think keto and comfort food wouldn’t go hand in hand. But, boy, are you wrong! This keto meatloaf recipe is the bomb and puts a new and exciting twist on the basic meatloaf. Jalapeno Popper Stuffed Keto Meatloaf is going to change your life!

How To Make Keto Meatloaf

A lot of people avoid meatloaf because they think it’s not keto when, in fact, it’s the perfect keto meal that the entire family will love! You just have to know a few tricks…

Most meatloaves use breadcrumbs that are a huge no-no while doing keto. So by simply exchanging the bread crumbs for a little bit of almond flour, you have the perfect ingredients.

Also many will put ketchup on top of meatloaf (if you like that sort of thing…) and ketchup is taboo as well on keto. Try using sugar-free ketchup instead to really minimize the number of carbs without sacrificing flavor.

Make sure to use a good bread pan. I personally like using these Rachel Ray Meatloaf pans that drain the grease.

Keto Meatloaf Recipe Variations

Now that you have this spicy jalapeno popper stuffed keto meatloaf under your belt, you are going to want to start trying other keto meatloaf variations. Here are some of my favorites:

  • Zesty Vegetable & Beef Meatloaf – This one is dear to us as it comes from our sister site, Sisters Know Best. It’s so good and packs some extra veggies in there!
  • Bacon-Wrapped Keto Meatloaf – this recipe from delish is just that! Bursting with juices and flavor from the bacon, you’ve got to try it!
  • Keto Ranch Meatloaf – this girl LOVES ranch so it’s a no-brainer that this would be ah-mazing!
  • Meatloaf with Pork Rinds – 9 times out of 10, if you are doing keto you’ve tried pork rinds. And if you are looking for an almond flour-free meatloaf, this has your name on it!

meatloaf wrapped in bacon

Sides to Go with Jalapeno Popper Stuffed Meatloaf

Great! Now that you have your meatloaf, what are you going to have with it? Don’t worry, I have some great options that the whole family will love. No more mashed potatoes and gravy on the side of your meatloaf. Try some of these favorites:

  • Cauliflower mash – YUM! You can make your own but I like to have a few packages of Bird’s Eye microwavable cauliflower mash on hand for occasions like this.
  • Keto Cheesy Cauliflower Hash Browns – My #1 keto side! I work these into my diet as much as possible because they are so flavorful and make me feel like I’m not missing out on potatoes!
  • Parmesan Encrusted Zucchini Wedges – these offer a perfect contrast between the spicy meatloaf and the nutty flavor of the parmesan.
  • Fully Loaded Cheesy Radishes – Make these up ahead of time and throw them in the oven for the final 15-20 minutes. Easy peasy!
Jalapeno Popper Stuffed Keto Meatloaf Recipe

Jalapeno Popper Stuffed Keto Meatloaf Recipe

A spicy twist on a traditional meatloaf recipe
Prep Time: 15 minutes
Cook Time: 1 hour
Resting Time: 15 minutes
Total Time: 1 hour 30 minutes
Course: Dinner
Cuisine: American
Keyword: comfort food, meatloaf
Servings: 6 Servings
Calories: 574kcal

Ingredients

  • 1 ½ lbs ground beef
  • ¼ cup onion chopped
  • ½ tsp minced garlic
  • ½ Cup almond flour
  • 2 eggs
  • 1 Tbsp Italian seasoning
  • ½ tsp ground black pepper
  • 1 Tbsp mustard powder
  • 1 tsp soy sauce
  • 8 oz cream cheese softened*
  • ½ Cup cooked bacon
  • 2 jalapeno peppers diced
  • 5 Tbsp sugar-free ketchup
  • 1/4 Cup shredded mexican cheese

Instructions

  • Add the ground beef, chopped onion, garlic, pork rinds, eggs, Italian seasonings, pepper, mustard powder and coconut aminos in a large bowl and mix it until they’re fully combined, using a spoon or your hands.
  • Spray nonstick cooking spray into a bread pan and pour half the meat mixture into the pan.
  • Spread the softened cream cheese on top of the bottom meatloaf layer.
  • Add the jalapenos and bacon bits.
  • Top the meatloaf with the second half of the meat mixture.
  • Add extra ketchup to the top of the meatloaf, then cover it with foil before baking it.
  • Bake at 400 degrees for about an hour.
  • Cover with cheese and serve.

Notes

TIP:
Try wrapping the outside of the meatloaf in bacon for added flavor and juices! 

Nutrition

Calories: 574kcal | Carbohydrates: 7g | Protein: 30g | Fat: 47g | Saturated Fat: 19g | Trans Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 190mg | Sodium: 636mg | Potassium: 476mg | Fiber: 2g | Sugar: 3g | Vitamin A: 687IU | Vitamin C: 6mg | Calcium: 137mg | Iron: 4mg
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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