Low-carb meatloaf

Low carb meatloaf

You can make a good low carb meatloaf without adding breadcrumbs – this version contains no carbs except for a few green vegetables.

This recipe makes 2 loaves (one for dinner and one for the freezer). You can cut the recipe in half, but I find that the ingredients are easier to find in double-batch quantities, and it’s only a little bit more work to get twice the amount of food. (For example, ground meat is easier to buy in 1-pound quantities, and 1 can of tomato paste is easier to use than ½ a can!)
If you have trouble finding three types of meat, try to use at least two. If you use all beef this will end up tasting more like a hamburger than traditional meatloaf.
Low carb meatloaf
Prep Time
10 mins
Cook Time
1 hr
Total Time
1 hr 10 mins
 

You can make a good low carb meatloaf without adding breadcrumbs – this version contains no carbs except for a few green vegetables.

Course: Main Course
Cuisine: American, Low Carb
Keyword: meatloaf
Servings: 12 servings
Calories: 441 kcal
Ingredients
  • 1 onion chopped
  • 2 bell peppers diced (one red, one green)
  • 4 Tbsp olive oil
  • 1 pound ground pork
  • 1 pound ground beef
  • 1 pound ground lamb
  • 4 eggs
  • ½ cup whipping cream
  • 3 Tbsp Worchestershire sauce*
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 2 tsp paprika
  • 1 tsp chilli powder
  • 1 tsp garlic powder
Topping (optional)
  • 1 can tomato paste
  • 3 Tbsp water
  • 2 tsp oregano
Instructions
  1. Preheat an oven to 350° F (175° C).
  2. Heat olive oil in a large, nonstick frying pan and fry onions until they are translucent.
  3. Add the peppers to the frying pan, and continue fry until soft.
  4. In a large bowl, beat the eggs.
  5. Add cream, Worchestershire sauce, salt, paprika, chilli powder and garlic powder to the eggs, and mix well.
  6. Add the vegetables and the meats to the egg/cream mixture and mix thoroughly with your (clean) hands.
  7. Divide the mixture in to two bread loaf pans, and smooth the tops.
  8. For the topping, mix tomato paste, water, and oregano. Divide the mixture in two and spread evenly over the loaves.
  9. Cook at 350° F (175° C) for 1 hour.
Recipe Notes

* Some brands of Worchestershire sauce contain gluten – be sure to check for gluten if you want to make a gluten-free meatloaf.