Low Carb Bacon Meatloaf

Keto Recipes > Dinner

It’s not often that I break out the bacon weave, but when I do it better be worth it. This one is the BEST low carb meatloaf I’ve ever made and will ever make again. I mean look at the meaty goodness, it makes my mouth water just thinking about it.

Do yourself the favor and make this meatloaf as soon as possible. You’ll be wanting to hug me through the computer, ’nuff said.

This recipe and the photos are courtesy of reddit/r/ketorecipes.

The Preparation

  • 1lb. Ground Beef
  • 14-18 Slices Bacon (regular thickness)
  • 1 Cup Almond Meal
  • 1 Cup of Cheddar Cheese (add more if you like it extra cheesy)
  • 1/2 Cup Diced Canned Mushrooms
  • 1 Diced Shallot
  • 1 Large Egg
  • 2 tsp. Fresh Thyme
  • 1 Tbsp. Salt
  • 1 tsp. Mustard Powder
  • 1/2 tsp. Worcestershire Sauce
  • 1/2 tsp. Pepper
  • Cutting Board
  • Meatloaf Pan or Bread Pan
  • Deep Stove Pan
  • Grill Rack the size of your Meatloaf/Bread Pan (for the bacon)

The Execution

1. Weave the bacon. Under, over, under, over. Here’s a quick instructional video if you need help:

Bacon Weave

2. Place the meatloaf/bread pan upside down on top of the bacon weave, centered, and then flip the weave into the pan.


3. Mix all the other ingredients carefully – you want to keep that chunkiness. Layer your meat, add some cheese, then more meat.


4. Don’t let anything go to waste!


5. Pull the edges completely over the meatloaf and don’t be worried about stretching the bacon. Add 1 strip of bacon down the middle to make it look pretty. Push down the edges to make sure that the form is properly taken inside the pan.


6. Foil it up!


7. Stick it in the fridge for 30 minutes, such a long wait with all this bacon.


8. Preheat oven to 300 F.


9. Take it out the fridge, and remove the foil. Place the grill on top of the meatloaf pan, so that it can be flipped out.


10. Flip the beast!


11. Observe those meaty results!


12. Add some dry rub to the bacon if you’d like and stick that bad boy in the oven for 1 hour.

Add dry rub and cook

13. Wait for it…

Waiting for it to cook

14. Crank that oven up to 350 F.

Crank the oven up

15. Look at that beautiful bacon starting to brown. I can’t wait!

Bacon browning

16. Set a timer for 10 minutes and get some Cleenex. You’ll need these to clear up the tears while you’re having to wait. Check the internal temperature until it hits 160 F. If it’s not there, set the timer for another 10 minutes.

10 minute timer

17. FINALLY! Bask in the glory of this meaty delicious product, crafted entirely by you.


18. Wait 10 minutes for it to settle in. WHAT? AGAIN!? Just do it, trust me – it will let the beef and cheese inside set properly before you cut 🙂


Low Carb Bacon Meatloaf Calories Fat(g) Carbs(g) Fiber(g) Net Carbs(g) Protein (g)
1lb. Ground Beef 772 48 0 0 0 97
14-18 Slices Bacon 720 54 0 0 0 54
1 Cup Almond Meal 640 56 24 12 12 24
1 Cup of Cheddar Cheese 440 36 2 0 2 24
1/2 Cup Diced Canned Mushrooms 20 0 4 2 2 2
1 Diced Shallot 21 0 6 1 5 0
1 Large Egg 70 5 0 0 0 6
Totals 2683 199 36 15 21 207

For us, it makes 6 BIG slices. So that means 450 Calories, 33g Fat, 34.5g Protein and 3.5g Net Carbs! It’s definitely worth it, and will fit into almost all of your macros. Extremely filling, too.

Low Carb Bacon Meatloaf

For 6 BIG slices: 450 calories, 33g fat, 34.5g protein, 3.5g net carbs.

The Preparation

  • 1 lb. ground beef
  • 14-18 slices bacon (regular thickness)
  • 1 cup almond meal
  • 1 cup cheddar cheese (add more if you want it extra cheesy)
  • ½ cup diced canned mushrooms
  • 1 diced shallot
  • 1 large egg
  • 2 tsp fresh thyme
  • 1 Tbsp salt
  • 1 tsp mustard powder
  • ½ tsp Worchestershire sauce
  • ½ tsp pepper
  • Supplies
  • Cutting board
  • Meatloaf pan or bread pan
  • Deep stove pan
  • Grill rack the size of your meatloaf pan (for the bacon)

The Execution

  1. Weave the bacon. Under, over, under, over. Refer to the video on the webpage if you need help.
  2. Place the bread pan upside down on top of the bacon weave, then flip it into the pan.
  3. Mix all of the other ingredients carefully, maintaining chunkiness. Layer meat, add cheese, add more meat.
  4. Pull the edges of the bacon weave over the meatloaf. Add another strip of bacon down the middle to make it look better. Push down on the edges to make sure the form is properly inside the pan.
  5. Cover in foil and stick it in the fridge for 30 minutes.
  6. Preheat oven to 300 F
  7. Remove from fridge, place grill on top of meatloaf pan, and flip the loaf out of the pan.
  8. Add any seasonings or rubs to the bacon now, and stick it in the oven for 1 hour (60 minutes)
  9. Turn the oven up to 350 degrees and cook an additional 10 minutes, or until internal temperature reads 160 F.
  10. Let rest for 10 minutes before cutting. Serve and enjoy.

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