Low Carb BBQ Cheeseburger Meatloaf Recipe
Most 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
I 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.
Traditionally, 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.
Ground 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.
Making 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.