Many meatloaf recipes are used with breadcrumbs, and put sugary ketchup on top, and are therefore not keto. To make it keto, I use ground flaxseed (aka flaxmeal) in the recipe below to help keep it sturdy, and I use a sugar-free ketchup instead.

  • 2 pounds of ground beef, ideally grassfed
  • 1/2 cup of chopped onion (fresh or frozen)
  • 1/2 cup of ground flaxseed
  • 2 large eggs
  • 6 oz Tomato paste (look for one with no added sugars)
  • 5 cloves garlic, finely chopped
  • 3 TBSP Worcestershire sauce
  • 1 TBSP Italian Seasoning
  • 1 TBSP Pink Salt
  • 1 tsp black pepper
  • 1/2 cup of sugar-free ketchup. I used Alterna Sweets Classic Tomato Ketchup, which I discovered from my monthly Keto Krate subscription box.
  1. Preheat oven to 350 F
  2. Either prepare a loaf pan by greasing it, or use a silicone loaf pan
  3. Mix all ingredients except the ketchup in a large bowl until well combined
  4. Take the mixture in your hands and try to firm it up, then press it into the loaf pan
  5. Bake for 30 minutes
  6. Remove from oven and spread the ketchup over the top. Put back in oven for another 30 minutes.
  7. Check internal temperature. It should be 160 F in the center. If not, bake in 5-10 minute intervals and keep checking temp until 160.
  8. Rest for 5 or 10 minutes, then slice and enjoy!