How to Make BBQ Meatloaf

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Ketogenic Cookbook - Nutritious Low-CarbOne recipe tester who loved this dish she said, “I don’t know if it’s the smokiness, the tang from the cheese, or the delicious bacon flavor, but this is my new favorite meatloaf recipe” made an interesting variation that’s worth trying if you like extra-crispy bacon. Here’s what she did: “While the finished meatloaf was resting, I removed the bacon slices and placed them on a foil-lined pan to bake for an additional 10 minutes. Then I crumbled the crispy bacon on top of the meatloaf slices.”

  • Yield: 8 Servings
  • Preparation Time: 10 Minutes
  • Cooking Time: 1 Hour 25 Minutes


  • 1 tablespoon unsalted butter or MCT oil
  • 1 medium yellow onion, chopped
  • 1 teaspoon fine sea salt
  • 2 large eggs
  • 2 pounds grass-fed ground beef
  • ½ pound ground liver (or ½ pound more ground beef)
  • 1 cup finely chopped button or portobello mushrooms
  • ¼ cup tomato sauce, homemade or store-bought
  • 2 teaspoons liquid smoke
  • ½ cup nutritional yeast (or shredded extra-sharp cheese if not dairy-sensitive)
  • 8 slices bacon
  • 1 recipe Keto Ketchup, Keto BBQ Sauce, or Tomato Sauce, for serving
How to Make It
  1. Preheat the oven to 400°F.
  2. Melt the butter in a heavy skillet over medium-low heat. Add the onion and salt and gently cook for about 20 to 25 minutes, until the onions are golden. Remove to a bowl to cool.
  3. In a large bowl, combine the eggs, ground beef, ground liver, mushrooms, tomato sauce, liquid smoke, and nutritional yeast. When the onion mixture has cooled so that it’s not hot to the touch, add it to the bowl and work everything together with your hands.
  4. Place the mixture into a 9-by-5-inch loaf pan (or you could make individual servings in a 12-cup muffin pan). Cover the meatloaf with the bacon slices, tucking the bacon ends underneath the meatloaf so that they don’t curl up during cooking.
  5. Bake for 1 hour, until the juices run clear. Let the meatloaf rest for 15 minutes. Serve with ketchup, barbecue sauce, or tomato sauce.
Nutrition Facts
Serving Size 1
Nutritional Value Per Serving
569 kcal
Calories from Fat:
331.2 kcal
% Daily Value*
Total Fat
36.8 g
Trans Fat
0.0 g
8.4 g
Dietary Fiber
2.2 g
48.9 g
* Above mentioned %DVs (Percent Daily Values) are based on 2,000 calorie food intake.

DVs (Daily values) may be vary depending upon individuals daily calorie needs. Above nutritional values are estimates and should only be used as a guide for approximation. They are not recommendations. Calculations are based on average weight of 194 lbs. and ages of 19 to 50 years.

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