I used to think that making meatloaf would be quite a difficult process. Turns out I was quite wrong — so long as you follow the right recipe that is. With that in mind, today I’m going to be sharing a recipe that makes a must-try low carb keto meatloaf for the easiest family dinner ever. At first glance, this recipe may appear to be a little bit overwhelming with all of the ingredients used. Don’t let that put you off though — once you start to make this meatloaf, you’ll see how incredibly easy it actually is to make. And just wait until you take your first bite of it! Between the meatloaf itself and the homemade sauce, this meal offers an absolutely incredible amount of flavor — all in one super easy to follow recipe.
You’ll Be Counting Down the Minutes Until Dinner Time
You’ll want to get the homemade sauce out of the way first when making this recipe. The good news is that even the sauce is incredibly to make. Simply combine all of the ingredients — the tomato paste, water, apple cider vinegar, Stevia, onion powder, garlic powder, mustard powder, and cayenne pepper — in a small bowl, and then season them with a bit of salt and pepper.
If you love sweet and sour foods, you’re really going to love this sauce. The tomato paste, apple cider vinegar, and mustard powder all provide a rather distinctive taste to it, while the always popular combination of garlic and onion powder also add an immense amount of flavor to it. Not only that, but studies have shown that even by just using garlic and onion in powder form in your recipes may help to prevent diseases like cancer. (1)
After mixing your sauce together, set it aside and preheat your oven to 350°F. Grab a large bowl and add in the two pounds of lean ground beef (you can also feel free to use medium ground beef if you’d prefer), ½ cup of almond flour, onion, garlic cloves, egg, tomato paste, soy sauce (if you’re using it — totally optional), heavy cream, parsley, dried thyme, dried oregano, and feta cheese.
I’m sure you can already tell by looking over that list of ingredients how unbelievably flavorful your meatloaf will end up. A big part of why this meatloaf is so tasty is because it skips the refined wheat flour and uses almond flour instead.
While there are many reasons why I believe you shouldn’t use wheat flour (it causes inflammation being a big one), almond flour is a fantastic alternative that’s rich in dietary fiber, protein, and heart healthy monounsaturated fatty acids. By making this one simple ingredient swap, you can greatly reduce your risk of heart disease as well — almonds are known to reduce both LDL cholesterol levels and high blood pressure. (2)
On top of the almond flour, your meatloaf also provides even more great onion and garlic flavoring (plus all of the great health benefits associated with them), a ton of protein and healthy fat, and it even offers a solid mix of antioxidants thanks to the culinary herbs used. There’s a reason why so many of our recipes use a good mix of herbs and spices — they’re packed full of antioxidants that help with both preventing and treating certain diseases! (3)
Once you’ve mixed together all of the meatloaf ingredients, place your mixture onto your prepared baking sheet and form it into a loaf. Spread half of the homemade sauce over the meatloaf, and then roast it for about 45 minutes. You can then brush the meatloaf with the remaining sauce before baking it for an additional 10 minutes or so.
You’ll want to allow it to cool off before serving, but otherwise, you’re all set to enjoy one incredibly delicious and nutritious meatloaf dinner — I told you this keto meatloaf recipe would be easy to follow!
Low Carb Keto Meatloaf
For the meatloaf:
2 pounds lean ground beef
½ cup almond flour
1 medium onion, shredded
4 garlic cloves, minced
1 large eggs, beaten
2 tbsp heavy cream
2 tbsp tomato paste
1 tbsp soy sauce, (optional)
¼ cup finely chopped fresh parsley
1 tsp dried thyme
½ tsp dried oregano
1 cup crumbled feta cheese
salt and black pepper, to taste
For the sauce:
¼ cup tomato paste
¼ cup water
1 tbsp apple cider vinegar or to taste
½ tsp granulated Stevia sweetener or to taste
½ tsp onion powder
½ tsp garlic powder
1/8 tsp mustard powder
1/8 tsp cayenne pepper
salt and black pepper, to taste
To make the sauce, place all the ingredients in a small bowl and mix to combine.
Season with salt and black pepper to taste and set aside.
Preheat oven to 350°F.
Line a baking sheet with parchment paper. Set aside.
In a large bowl place the ground beef, almond flour, onion, garlic, egg, tomato paste, soy sauce (if using) heavy cream, parsley, dried thyme, oregano, feta cheese and salt and black pepper to taste.
With clean hands, mix the ingredients until well combined.
Place the meat mixture on the prepared baking sheet and form into a loaf.
Spread half of the prepared sauce over the top of the meatloaf.
Roast the meatloaf for 45 minutes.
Remove the meatloaf from the oven and brush with remaining sauce.
Bake for another 10-15 minutes.
Remove the meatloaf from oven and let stand for 15 minutes.
Cut and serve.