Keto cheese-burger meatloaf with BBQ mayo

Keto cheese-burger meatloaf with BBQ mayo

Classic meatloaf meets cheeseburger for this keto take on comfort food. If you usually make meatloaf in a loaf pan, you'll love how hand-molding it into a loaf, and wrapping it in bacon, gives it a crispy, seared exterior while keeping the gooey, cheese-filled center. Serve with a fresh salad and BBQ mayo.

Keto cheese-burger meatloaf with BBQ mayo

Classic meatloaf meets cheeseburger for this keto take on comfort food. If you usually make meatloaf in a loaf pan, you'll love how hand-molding it into a loaf, and wrapping it in bacon, gives it a crispy, seared exterior while keeping the gooey, cheese-filled center. Serve with a fresh salad and BBQ mayo.
USMetric
4 servingservings

Ingredients

Meatloaf
  • 1½ lbs 650 g ground beef or ground turkey
  • 2 2 garlic clove, mincedgarlic cloves, minced
  • 1 1 large egg, slightly beatenlarge eggs, slightly beaten
  • ½ tbsp ½ tbsp onion powder
  • 1 tsp 1 tsp salt
  • 1 tsp 1 tsp ground black pepper
  • 4 oz. (1 cup) 110 g (230 ml) cheddar cheese, shredded or cubed
  • 6 oz. 170 g bacon
BBQ mayo
  • ¼ cup 60 ml mild chili sauce, sugar-free
  • ½ cup 120 ml mayonnaise
  • ½ tsp ½ tsp liquid smoke and smoked paprika powder
  • ½ tsp ½ tsp onion powder
  • ½ tsp ½ tsp garlic powder
  • salt and pepper, to taste
Salad
  • 5 oz. (4 cups) 140 g (900 ml) lettuce leaves, whole or chopped
  • 5 oz. 140 g cucumber, sliced ribbons
  • 2 (8 oz.) 2 (230 g) tomato, thinly slicedtomatoes, thinly sliced
  • ½ (2 oz.) ½ (55 g) red onion, thinly slicedred onions, thinly sliced
  • 4 4 pickle, spearspickles, spears
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Instructions

Meatloaf

  1. Move the oven rack to the middle position, and preheat the oven to 375°F (200°C). Line a baking tray with tin foil, and place a fitted wire rack on top.
  2. In a large bowl, gently mix together the ground meat, garlic, egg, onion powder, salt, and pepper.
  3. Using your hands, shape the meat mixture into a loaf, approximately 8"x 5" (20 x 13 cm). Create a ditch in the middle of the loaf, by pressing the meat down length-wise and out to the sides (about 2" or 5 cm wide), leaving a 1" (2.5 cm) meat perimeter around the space. Fill with the cheese, and then use the meat edges to spread over the cheese.
  4. Place the meatloaf on the wire rack. Wrap the bacon slices over the loaf width-wise, and tuck the ends underneath. Bake on the middle rack for 50-60 minutes, or until the internal temperature reaches 160-165°F (71-74°C). For crispier bacon, broil for 2-3 minutes. Set aside to rest for 10-15 minutes, before serving. In the meantime, prepare the BBQ mayo and salad.
  5. BBQ mayo & salad

  6. Mix the BBQ mayo ingredients together in a medium-sized bowl, and set aside.
  7. Place the lettuce in a serving bowl, topped with the cucumber ribbons, sliced tomatoes, and onions.
  8. Slice the rested meatloaf and serve with the salad, pickle, and a dollop of the BBQ mayo.

Recommended special equipment

  • Baking tray with a fitted wire rack

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