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KETO LOW-CARB MAMA MEATLOAF (HEART HEALTHY)

KETO LOW-CARB MAMA MEATLOAF

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This Keto Mama Meatloaf is absolutely delicious.  This recipe makes meatloaf with beef and pork for that Italian meatball flavor.

The meatloaf is moist and offers lots of juicy flavor.  It’s a Keto Low-Carb compliant comfort food!  This meatloaf recipe uses almond flour-based bread crumbs high in protein, preferably grass fed lean ground beef, eggs, spices, and homemade ketchup.  My Keto Low-Carb compliant homemade ketchup is sweetened with date paste.

There are countless meatloaf variations that will add variety to your Keto Low-Carb lifestyle.

Here are just a few combinations worth trying:
  • Turkey Meatloaf smothered in spicy tomato jam (rather than ketchup)
  • Mini Meatloaf’s Wrapped in Bacon: (Make in a muffin tin)
  • Meatloaf Stuffed with Mashed Cauliflower
  • Meat Lover’s Meatloaf: (Stuffed with sausage and topped with compliant bacon
  • Turkey Meatloaf Florentine: (Prepare with sauteed spinach, onions, fresh thyme)
  • Meatloaf Zucchini: (stuffed with zucchini rather than breadcrumbs)
  • Philly Cheese steak Meatloaf stuffed with and coated with mozzarella.
  • Bacon Cheeseburger Meatloaf Stuffed with Bacon and Mozzarella.
  • Greek Meatloaf with Mint, Oregano, Parsley, and Baked Vegan Feta:  

WHAT IS THE NUTRITIONAL VALUE OF KETO MAMA MEATLOAF?

Pork is a good source of high-quality protein, which is essential for building and repairing muscle tissue. It is also a good source of vitamins and minerals, including thiamine, niacin, phosphorus, selenium, zinc, and vitamin B12. However, pork can also be high in saturated fat, which can increase cholesterol levels and the risk of heart disease if consumed in excess. It is important to choose lean cuts of pork and to prepare it in a healthy way, such as by grilling or roasting, to minimize the amount of saturated fat consumed. Overall, when consumed in moderation, pork can be a nutritious part of a healthy and balanced diet.

Beef is a great source of several essential nutrients that our body needs to function properly. It is a great source of protein, iron, zinc and vitamin B12. A 3-ounce serving of beef provides around 25 grams of protein, which is essential for building and repairing muscles. Iron helps in the formation of red blood cells, which carry oxygen to all parts of the body. Zinc plays a vital role in strengthening the immune system, while vitamin B12 is important for healthy nerve function.

However, it is important to note that the nutritional value of beef depends on the cut and preparation method. Lean cuts of beef, such as sirloin, tenderloin and round, are lower in fat and calories and higher in protein. On the other hand, fatty cuts of beef, such as rib-eye and T-bone, are higher in calories and saturated fat. Therefore, it is important to choose lean cuts of beef and prepare them in a healthy way, such as grilling, broiling or roasting, to maximize their nutritional value.

WHAT IS THE TASTE PROFILE OF KETO MAMA MEATLOAF? 

HEALTHY (PALEO) DA BOMB KETCHUP

The predominant taste sensation of this Keto Mama Meatloaf is umami, due to the slow-roasted meatloaf and homemade ketchup.  This meatloaf also has some fattiness and a hint of saltiness.

WHAT WINE HARMONIZES WITH KETO MAMA MEATLOAF?

What wine works with Keto Mama Meatloaf?  Beef primarily works better with red wine.  Choose a red with a smooth texture and not too much tannin.  Why?  Because sugar-free ketchup has some sweetness.  That sweetness will clash with tannin, bringing bitterness to the palate.

A smooth red with fruitiness and light tannin is a better match.  Make sure the wine has enough weight to stand up to the meatloaf.  The ketchup has a little sweetness, but the savory nature of this dish complements a dry red wine.  Think Merlot, Cabernet.

WINE TIPS:
ALCOHOL AND KETOSIS:

To support your Keto diet or low-carb lifestyle, opt for quality, non-alcoholic wines that are low-carb and low in sugar. Additionally, alcohol does not align with a keto diet or low-carb lifestyle. Moreover, your liver processes alcohol before nutrients, pausing ketone creation and slowing the ketosis process. Furthermore, your body will metabolize alcohol as fuel before utilizing food, which can decelerate fat burning and may lead to the storage of carbs, fat, and protein as excess body fat. Moreover, alcohol consumption stimulates the appetite, potentially causing overeating.

ALCOHOL AND HEALTH:

Did you know that when you consume alcohol, your liver has to work extra hard to break it down? This can result in damage to your liver. Furthermore, it can elevate your risk of health issues such as inflammation and cancer, particularly with heavy consumption. Additionally, alcohol can disrupt your blood sugar levels, leaving you feeling dehydrated and disrupting your body’s normal functions.

NON-ALCOHOLIC WINE AND HEALTH BENEFITS:

Non-alcoholic wines with minimal carbs and sugar are advantageous for your health. They not only aid in weight management, blood sugar control, and hydration but also contain essential nutrients and antioxidants from grapes that can decrease your risk of health conditions like heart disease. Consequently, since they lack alcohol, they’re ideal for socializing without any adverse effects, promoting feelings of happiness and reduced stress.

WHAT KETO LOW-CARB RECIPES CAN I ENJOY?

KETO LOW-CARB SMOKED SALMON ROLLS

KETO LOW-CARB SMOKED SALMON ROLLS

Zucchini Tapas (Heart Healthy)

Cold Pasta Salad (Heart Healthy)

Smoked Salmon Rolls (Heart Healthy)

Pulled Pork (Heart Healthy)

Mayonnaise (Heart Healthy)

HOW DO YOU PREPARE KETO MAMA MEATLOAF?

Ingredients for Keto Mama Meatloaf

Prepare all ingredients.

 

Spray dish for Keto Mama Meatloaf

Spray baking dish with avocado non-stick cooking spray. Mix all ingredients together with hands.

 

Coat meatloaf with ketchup. Bake, let rest.

 

KETO MAMA MEATLOAF

KETO MAMA MEATLOAF

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KETO LOW-CARB MAMA MEATLOAF

KETO MAMA MEATLOAF


  • Author: Shari MAC
  • Total Time: 1 HOUR
  • Yield: 6 1x
  • Diet: Gluten Free

Description

Keto Mama Meatloaf can be enjoyed all year and even cooked on the BBQ!  This meatloaf hits that comfort food craving spot!  The recipe is made with Sugar-free ketchup, onion, garlic, ground beef, ground pork, egg, and Keto breadcrumbs.


Ingredients

Units Scale

3/4 cup sugar-free ketchup

1 onion

3 cloves garlic

1 tablespoon olive oil

1pound grass-fed ground beef (grass-fed for Keto Healthy Heart)

1/2pound ground pork (extra lean for Keto Healthy Heart)

1 egg

1/2 cup Keto breadcrumbs (go to Keto Low-Carb Breadcrumbs)

1 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper


Instructions

  • To make meatloaf preheat oven to 350 F.   In a food processor or blender add onion, garlic, and olive oil.  Pulsate until finely chopped.  Measure all other ingredients and place in mixing bowl with onion/garlic mixture.  Mix all ingredients together, except for ketchup.  Spray a baking dish with avocado non-stick cooking spray.  Place meatloaf mixture into the baking dish.  Coat meatloaf with ketchup.  Bake until an instant-read thermometer registers 160 degrees F, about 45 to 55 minutes. Let meatloaf rest for about 10 minutes before slicing and serving.  Serve with mashed cauliflower with plant-based butter.

Notes

  • The recipe’s nutritional value is based on using the Rebeko Zero Ketchup.  The recipe is based on the keto version and is approximate only.  One serving has 1.7 grams of net carbs.
  • (Note: The nutritional information provided is a courtesy and is approximate only.  We cannot guarantee the nutritional accuracy of any recipe on this site.  We cannot know what brands you use or how accurately you follow the recipe or what you like to add creatively to the dish. Use the information as a general guideline only.)
  • Prep Time: 15
  • Cook Time: 55
  • Category: KETO LOW-CARB
  • Method: BAKING
  • Cuisine: DINNER

Nutrition

  • Serving Size: 1
  • Calories: 243
  • Sugar: 0
  • Sodium: 98.3
  • Fat: 9.1
  • Saturated Fat: 2.8
  • Unsaturated Fat: NA
  • Trans Fat: NA
  • Carbohydrates: 1.7
  • Fiber: 0
  • Protein: 33.9
  • Cholesterol: 122

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