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RECIPES  |  MEAL PREP  |  WEIGHT LOSS  |  KETO

Low Carb Meatloaf & Veggies

The best meatloaf recipe for the keto diet stuffed with cheese & prosciutto served with japanese eggplant.

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low carb meatloaf

Best Meatloaf Recipe

I’ve got a provolone and prosciutto stuffed meatloaf recipe that could be the best one yet. What makes this meatloaf so unique is that you lay the ground beef /filling out flat, stuff it with the cheese and prosciutto, and then roll it up back into the shape of a loaf. This creates layers of flavor and makes for the juiciest best meatloaf recipe ever!

I am a firm advocate for cooking the raw veggies before adding to the ground beef mixture. The one time I did not do this was on Food Network’s Cutthroat Kitchen, and I got sent home. The raw veggies have too much moisture and a very strong flavor, so you want to take a good 15 minutes to cook them down and make them soft.

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Low Carb Meatloaf

It’s is easy to make a low carb meatloaf, just leave out the binder that normally comes in the form of breadcrumbs and make sure to substitute that with moist and soft veggies. I have a turkey meatloaf recipe that is juicy and full of flavor, so make sure to check that out too. You have to use keto friendly veggies for a low carb meatloaf, so stay away from carrots and opt for green peppers, a little sweet onion, and garlic.

If you want your meatloaf to be soft and moist, you have to make sure to to over mix the beef and the ingredients. The longer you mix, the harder the meatloaf will get while it cooks, so make sure to combine just until everything is incorporated.

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Keto Recipes With Ground Beef

Luckily for you guys this meatloaf recipes uses 85:15 ground beef and is low carb thanks to no breadcrumbs being used. But I also have a bunch of keto ground beef recipes on my site that you need to check out.
This ground beef kefta with low carb veggie pilaf is 100% keto and full of flavor.
This salisbury steak meal prep is fantastic, you can make a few modifications for keto.
This beef lettuce wrap with sesame peanut noodles is low carb and awesome.

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Japanese Eggplant

I have been getting requests to incorporate eggplant in my meal prep recipes. So I had to cave in and show you guys this recipe for japanese eggplant and baby broccolini. The japanese eggplant is less bitter than the large purple variety, that is because it has less seeds. The key to making the eggplant and broccoli tender and slightly blistered on the outside is a very hot pan.

First I fry the aromatic in the oil to infuse their flavor, then I put the sliced japanese eggplant and blanched broccolini in the pan set just under high heat. This will create nice texture on the veggies and prevent them from getting mushy. Once ready, top the eggplant and broccolini with the crispy shallots and garlic, and you have one tasty side dish to compliment the meatloaf.

low carb meatloaf

Low Carb Meatloaf & Veggies

Course: Main Course
Keyword: eggplant, keto, low carb, meatloaf
Prep Time: 20 minutes
Cook Time: 1 hour 13 minutes
Total Time: 1 hour 33 minutes
Servings: 5 meals
Author: Bobby Parrish
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Ingredients

For the meatloaf:

  • 2 pounds ground beef
  • ½ red onion diced
  • 1 green bell pepper diced
  • ½ teaspoon dried thyme
  • 3 cloves garlic minced
  • 2 eggs
  • ¼ cup grated parmesan or pecorino romano cheese
  • 5 ounces sliced provolone cheese
  • ¼ pound sliced prosciutto optional
  • Keto ketchup no sugar added
  • Kosher salt & fresh pepper
  • Avocado or olive oil

For the veggies:

  • 8 ounces broccolini or baby broccoli
  • 1 large Japanese eggplant
  • 1 shallot thinly sliced
  • 2 cloves garlic thinly sliced
  • ½ teaspoon mustard seeds
  • Zest & juice of half a lemon
  • Kosher salt & fresh pepper
  • Avocado or olive oil

Instructions

  1. Pre-heat oven to 350 F for the meatloaf. Pre-heat a large non-stick pan over medium heat along with 2 teaspoons of oil. Add the onions, green peppers, thyme, ¼ teaspoon salt, and a few cracks of pepper. Cook for 10 minutes, stirring often. Add the garlic and cook another 5 minutes, or until the veggies are very soft.
  2. Meanwhile, add the ground beef to a large bowl along with the eggs, parmesan, 1 teaspoon salt, and a few cracks of pepper. Once the veggies are ready, add them to the bowl with the beef and use a large spoon to start mixing, the veggies will be too hot to handle(too cold to hold 😉). After mixing for 20 seconds use your hands to thoroughly mix everything together, but make sure not too overmix or the meatloaf will be tough. Use a piece of wax paper or parchment paper and measure an 9x10 inch rectangle. Spread the meatloaf mixture onto the paper and shape it so it fits 9x10 inches. Layer the cheese and prosciutto so they overlap on the meatloaf and then use the paper to roll the meatloaf up tightly, watch the video above to see how my wife does it. Pinch the ends of the meatloaf closed and flatten them, transfer meatloaf to a tin seam side down, and cover with as much keto ketchup as desired. If you don’t have a meatloaf tin, place on a sheet tray seam side down. Bake for roughly 75 minutes, or until the internal temperature is 155 F. Remove from oven and allow to cool for 10-20 minutes with some tin foil tented on top.
  3. While the meatloaf is cooking, make the veggies by brining a medium size pot of water to a boil. Add 1 teaspoon of salt along with the broccolini and boil for 3 minutes. Meanwhile, cut the eggplant into large bite size pieces and slice the shallots and garlic. When the broccolini is ready, drain and cut into bite size pieces, set aside. Pour 3 tablespoons of oil int a large non-stick pan and heat on medium-high for 2-3 minutes. Once hot, add the shallots, garlic, mustard seeds, and tilt the pan so they fry in the oil. Cook just until the veggies are golden brown and then remove from pan but leave the oil behind. The shallots and garlic will burn easily, so make sure to pull them as soon as they are ready. Add the eggplant and broccolini to the pan, turn the heat up a notch, and cook for 5-7 minutes, or until the eggplant is golden brown and both veggies are cooked through. Add 1/4 teaspoon of salt, a coupe cracks of pepper, and turn off the heat. Mix well and add the lemon zest and juice, check for seasoning, you may need more salt or lemon. Transfer the veggies to a clean bowl and top with the crispy shallots, garlic, and mustard seeds.
  4. Slice the meatloaf and serve with the veggies, enjoy! Everything will keep in the fridge for 5 days or can be frozen for 2-3 months. The best way to reheat everything is in a 350 F oven for 8-10 minutes, if using a microwave, make sure to cover the container with a wet paper towel and don’t overheat the food, or it will dry out.

Recipe Notes

Macros per serving of meatloaf, makes 5 generous servings:
693 calories
3.1 grams of net carbs
5.5 grams of total carbs
50.2 grams of fat
47.6 grams of protein
0.6 grams of fiber

Macros per serving of veggies, makes 5 servings:
115 calories
5.16 grams of net carbs
9.8 grams of total carbs
9.36 grams of fat
2 grams of protein
4.4 grams of fiber

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10 thoughts on “Low Carb Meatloaf & Veggies”

  1. Just made this meat loaf recipe tonight! It was bomb dot com!!!! The flavors are on point! Def making this again. 🙂

  2. I just love every single recipe on this site. They are so creative and super healthy. I made this meatloaf today and it turned out just perfect! Love the combination between beef and prosciutto and cheese and ahhh. It’s just yummy!!

  3. Made this few weeks ago, overall fun and easy to make, only trouble I had was the rolling of it to get the spiral. will be a repeat meal

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