Keto BBQ Cheeseburger Meatloaf

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An easy keto meatloaf recipe your whole family will love! This meatloaf combines the kid favorite flavors of BBQ sauce and cheeseburger to create a cheesy, smoky meatloaf.

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Keto BBQ Cheeseburger Meatloaf Ingredients

  • 2 tablespoons avocado oil
  • 1/2 cup diced onion
  • 6 garlic cloves, minced
  • 2 pounds ground beef
  • 1/4 cup keto approved BBQ sauce
  • 2 eggs
  • 2 cups ground pork rinds
  • 2 cups Colby jack Cheese
  • 1/2 cup nut milk or heavy cream
  • 2 tablespoons fresh parsley, minced
  • 2 teaspoons oregano
  • 2 teaspoons salt
  • 1 teaspoon smoked paprika
  • 1 teaspoon black pepper

Keto BBQ Cheeseburger Meatloaf Directions

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sliced keto meatloaf on a plate for dinnerMost kids don’t care for meatloaf; however, my kids love this BBQ Cheeseburger Meatloaf. I think because it combines two of their favorites, BBQ sauce and cheeseburgers.This is an easy keto dinner recipe that I can make up for them and know they will finish their whole plates. They love the sweet, tangy BBQ sauce flavor coated over the gooey, cheesy meatloaf.This is a guaranteed family pleaser and it’s very easy to prepare. I list some meal prep ideas down below to make weeknight dinner even easier.

Keto BBQ Sauce

homemade keto bbq sauce in a small bowlI prefer to make my own keto BBQ sauce. It is less expensive and I know all the ingredients are whole ingredients and keto approved. Plus it takes less than 5 minutes to make. It’s something you can easily make up right before you make the meatloaf.If you don’t want to make your own, there are a couple of store bought low carb BBQ sauces available for purchase. The two brands of BBQ sauce that I recommend are by Lillie’s Q and Primal Kitchen’s.

Keto Breadcrumbs

bowl of meatloaf with keto breadcrumbsTraditionally, meatloaf is made with bread crumbs which provide moisture and help to lighten the texture of the meatloaf. Along with eggs, they also serve to help bind the meatloaf together.Since we aren’t using bread crumbs in this recipe, we are provide moisture by adding sautéed onion and garlic. Ground pork rinds are added in place of the bread crumbs to provide texture and help bind our meatloaf together.bag of pork pankoGround pork rinds can be made by grinding up pork rinds in a food processor or you can buy them online already ground. The brand I prefer is Pork Panko by Bacon’s Heir.

Meatloaf Pans

perforated meatloaf panMaking meatloaf can be as simple as molding it into a log shape on a foil lined baking tray. I like to use meatloaf pans to make this dish. Meatloaf pans contain perforations to help catch the excess fluid and grease that drips so you aren’t left with a soggy meatloaf.

Keto Meal Prep Tips

Making keto meatloaf is even easier than you think. You can prep you sautéed onion and garlic the night before or on your meal prep day. The morning you want to have the cheeseburger meatloaf, combine all the ingredients and mold or place in a loaf pan. Wrap with plastic wrap and store in the refrigerator until ready to bake.Keto meatloaf is freezer friendly. Prepare you meatloaf ahead of time on your meal prep day. Freeze unbaked in a loaf pan. Thaw meatloaf in the refrigerator the morning of or to heat meatloaf from frozen, bake at 350 degrees for 90-120 minutes.

Nutritional information & Macros

Nutrition Information

Keto BBQ Cheeseburger Meatloaf

Servings: 6

Amount Per Serving
Calories 675
Fat 52.3g
Protein 49.2g
Total Carbs 4g
Net Carbs 3.5g

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  1. This was sneaky good! I don’t eat pork so I substituted 1/2 cup of almond flour for the pork pinko and the meatloaf was super moist and flavorful. I didn’t have Colby jack so I used a shredded Mexican blend I had bought on a whim at Trader Joe’s. I can’t wait to have the leftovers after the flavors have had a chance to meld in the fridge!

    Every one of your recipes has been unbelievably delicious, easy to make and has very well balanced flavors and seasoning. For anyone who’s getting bored on keto, your recipes are the solution!

    1. I had just left a question on the YouTube recipe asking about substitutions for pork rinds. I will definitely try this!

    2. Thanks for your comment! Because I was wondering what the alternative for pork rinds is. I do not eat pork either

  2. Delicious and fairly easy keto recipe but it took quite a bit longer to cook than the 45-60 minutes. Plan on closer to an hour and fifteen minutes to an hour and a half to be fully done. Still, worth the wait.

  3. Made this dish tonight, we don’t have the Colby jacks cheese here in Ireland so I just used cheddar. Absolutely delicious!

  4. This is my ride or die meatloaf recipe it’s soooo good and the whole family loves it. The bbq and cheese give it such a great flavor. Definitely the best one I have tried. I do prefer to do the log method than in a meatloaf pan cuz it makes it less soggy. I usually make it with the pork rinds but I’ll try the almond flower per the other comments just to see. I think coconut flour may be good idea since it does absorb liquid similar to bread crumbs

  5. So full of flavor! I used pork, beef, and veal because it’s what I had on hand. I didn’t use fresh onions as they make me spike so I used dried onions instead (1 tablespoon). Other than that, I followed the directions. I served it with a side salad and stayed on plan. We will make this again and soon!

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