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meatloaf plated next to onion gravy and salad

Keto Meatloaf Recipe (Easy & Low Carb with Onion Gravy)

  • Total Time: 1 hour
  • Yield: Serves 6


Keto meatloaf recipe that’s low-carb, straightforward and delicious!



For the meatloaf:

  • 6 ounces (about ½ cup) whole milk ricotta
  • 2 large eggs
  • 1 small onion, grated (optional)
  • 2 medium carrots, grated (optional)
  • 2 garlic cloves, minced (or ¼ tsp garlic powder)
  • 1 teaspoon poultry seasoning
  • 1 ounce (about ½ cup) freshly grated Parmesan (optional)
  • ¼ cup blanched almond flour
  • 1 tablespoon soy sauce (or liquid aminos)
  • 1 tablespoon kosher salt (Diamond Crystal brand) or to taste
  • 1 teaspoon black pepper
  • 1 pound ground beef (80% lean 20% fat, see notes)
  • 1 pound ground pork (80% lean 20% fat)
  • 910 slices bacon

For the onion gravy:

  • 3 tablespoons butter, divided
  • ¼ medium onion, sliced
  • 1 garlic clove, minced
  • 1 32-ounce box low sodium beef stock
  • 1 teaspoon worcestershire sauce
  • 1 teaspoon A1 Sauce
  • 2 ounces cream cheese, softened (or 2 tablespoons heavy cream)
  • ½ teaspoon kosher salt (Diamond Crystal brand) or to taste
  • ¼ teaspoon black pepper


For the meatloaf:

  1. In a large bowl, whisk together ricotta, eggs, onion, carrots, garlic, poultry seasoning, Parmesan, almond flour, soy sauce, salt and pepper.
  2. Add the ground beef and pork to the ricotta mixture then mix/knead until thoroughly combined (4-6 minutes). Refrigerate.
  3. Overlap bacon on an oiled or parchment-lined baking sheet, then place the meatloaf mixture on top and shape into a loaf to fit the width of the bacon.
  4. Tightly wrap the bacon around the meatloaf and bake in the center of a 400°F oven for 45-50 minutes (center of the meatloaf should be 160-170°F). Optionally, start on the onion gravy while you wait.
  5. Rest the meatloaf for at least 10 minutes (so the juices don’t run out), then slice and serve immediately.

For the onion gravy (optional):

  1. Sauté the onion and garlic in 1 tablespoon of the butter over medium heat until softened (4-6 minutes).
  2. Add the beef stock, Worcestershire sauce, A1 Sauce, cream cheese, salt and pepper and boil over high heat until reduced by 75% (or, down to ¼ of its original volume), whisking periodically to fully melt the cream cheese.
  3. Add the remaining 2 tablespoons of butter and whisk over low heat to fully emulsify into the gravy (you may need to whisk a while longer to fully melt all the cream cheese into the gravy).
  4. Keep warm and serve with the meatloaf.


Net carbs: 3.2g (or 5.6g if you make this recipe with the carrots and onion—onion gravy is less than 1g net carb per tablespoon)

You can use all ground beef or pork if you’d prefer.

  • Prep Time: 15 mins
  • Cook Time: 45 mins
  • Category: Dinner
  • Method: Baking
  • Cuisine: American

Keywords: keto meatloaf, low carb meatloaf, keto diet

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