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Low Carb Cheeseburger Meatloaf

Tender and juicy, Low Carb Cheeseburger Meatloaf delivers protein and lots of great flavors while keeping the carb count low at 2 carbs per serving.

This low carb cheeseburger meatloaf has been loved by so many over at Pinterest. Low sugar ketchup or barbecue sauce would be really tasty basted on top. I would recommend adding it the last 10 minutes of baking so it doesn’t burn.

Ingredients needed

  • ground beef
  • eggs
  • Parmesan
  • small onion
  • salt
  • garlic powder
  • cubed cheddar cheese 
Low Carb Cheeseburger Meatloaf

How many carbs is it?

You get a pretty substantial serving here at only two carbs, leaving you lots of room for vegetables on the side to make up the majority of the carb count in your meal.

What is the texture like?

Of course, it doesn’t have the exact texture of a traditional meatloaf, seeing as it doesn’t have breadcrumbs, but I found it to be a great substitute. It is tender and the diced onion lends some added texture, flavor and moisture. I would recommend going for a fresh onion for this as opposed to onion powder for this reason.

Add a low carb topping

I served this with a sugar free ketchup or barbecue sauce on the side. Tasty and even the kids loved it, onions and all. Feel free to grate the onion so it is in smaller pieces if you prefer.

Add in extra flavors

Readers have also mentioned adding in chopped green bell pepper and other seasonings to punch up the flavor. I found the recipe to be flavorful as is, but some thought it needed more. Palettes are different so I would follow your instincts if you would like to add in extra seasonings, such as garlic or onion powder, etc.

Low Carb Cheeseburger Meatloaf

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Low Carb Cheeseburger Meatloaf

Ali @ Jamhands.net
Tender and juicy, Low Carb Cheeseburger Meatloaf delivers protein and lots of great flavors while keeping the carb count low at 2 carbs per serving.
4.67 from 3 votes
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 1 hour
Total Time 1 hour 10 minutes
Course Main Course
Cuisine American
Servings 8
Calories 364 kcal


  • 2 pounds raw ground beef 80/20
  • 2 large eggs
  • 1/2 cup grated Parmesan I use the kind in the green can
  • 1 small diced onion grate the onion if you want smaller pieces
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1/2 cup cheddar cheese cut into small to medium sized cubes


  • Preheat oven to 350-f degrees. Mix all of the ingredients except the cheddar cheese. Be careful not to over mix as this can make the meatloaf tough. Mix in the cheese cubes.
  • Place mixture into a lightly sprayed large oven safe dish. Form into a meatloaf shape.
  • Bake for 1 hour, until cooked through and browned on top. I recommend using paper towels to clean up some of the grease around the meatloaf.
  • Top with sugar free ketchup or barbecue sauce towards the end of cooking or serve on top after the meatloaf finishes cooking.


I found this meatloaf to have a lot of flavor as is. I have received feedback that some people would’ve liked more flavor. Follow your heart and add in seasoning as you see fit. 
Recipe update: The amount of salt has been reduced by half from the original recipe.
Recipe by Jam Hands.


Calories: 364kcalCarbohydrates: 2gProtein: 25gFat: 28gSaturated Fat: 12gPolyunsaturated Fat: 1gMonounsaturated Fat: 12gTrans Fat: 1gCholesterol: 134mgSodium: 813mgPotassium: 353mgFiber: 1gSugar: 1gVitamin A: 184IUVitamin C: 1mgCalcium: 149mgIron: 3mg
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Low Carb Cheeseburger Meatloaf


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  1. Ha! I was wondering what was going on with the comments! This looks good too. I don't think to make meatloaf often. I need to make one soon!

  2. This is in the oven baking, now. I'm interested to see how it comes out considering I totally thought it only needed 1 lb of beef! HA! I'm sure made as directed, it would be lovely.

    1. You probably could. I would recommend the cheese cubes because they are more substantial in size. I feel like the shredded cheese is so small it might get kinda lost / melt away. But if you try it please let us know how it turns out. I've very curious to know 🙂

    2. I have made meatloaf with shredded cheese only once, b/c as predicted, the cheese disappears and melts away. I'd stick to cubes.

    1. She stated in the recipe above this would serve 8 people all you would need to do to serve 4 people is to cut the recipe in half.

    2. Make it as is, people will come back for seconds or pile their plates. I found this recipe is good for 4. I added diced bacon to it

  3. This was delicious! Only thing was that the cheddar cheese seeped out, not sure what to do about that. I layed a few pieces of bacon over the top, then put it under the broiler at the end. Yummy

  4. I'm on ketos diet so I made 4 servings in a crock pot on high 2 1/2 hours used preggo pizza sauce 1/4 only 6 grams of carbs. Use cup extra Sharp cheese and cup Italian cheese blend thank you for the recipe

  5. This looks awesome! What I like to do to make it more individualized servings, instead of a meatloaf pan, use muffin cups. After mixing, take about a palm-sized chunk, add a couple of cheese cubes, and shape it into a kind of ball. Flatten the top a bit before baking.

    1. Hi Kristin, I haven't cooked this as a 3lb meatloaf, but it would depend on how you shape your loaf. You might consider making two smaller sized meatloaves between the 3lbs of meat and reducing the baking time by a few minutes and checking to see how they are cooked through.

  6. I'm going to add about 3/4 cup pork rind crumbs. Since most meat loaves have some binding ingredients. I will let you know how it works

  7. just fyi, if you sauté the onions first, let them cool down and then mix them into the meat. It gave extra moisture to the loaf. Love the recipe, plan to make tomorrow.

  8. Making it now!!! Can not wait!!! I got tired of eating chicken and beef! Something different for a change! I’m making loaded cauliflower as a side!!! Yum!

  9. This will be my third time making this my daughter absolutely love it and I do too! We use ground turkey meat and it turns out pretty yummy.

  10. Just made this for our family and it was a huge hit!! We'll definitely be making it again at some point!

  11. This was pretty yummy, definitely needs more seasoning and some almond flour or more parmesan to make it more loaf like. Overall it was a hit with my 8 year old, onions and all!

  12. I made this tonight and it was really good. I cut the recipe in 2, except for the onion – I used 1 cup of frozen. The only thing I added was crushed low-carb poppers (1/4 cup). Cooked for 35 minutes. Served with garlic dill pickles on the side. Good for two. My DH (not keto) loved it so it's a keeper. Nicole (Canada)

  13. This is the second time I made this. The first time I made it with pork rinds,it was good. Tonight I made it without the pork rinds. Hope it’s just as good!

  14. Why not provide an answer to the question regarding the Ground Beef ingredient of your recipe? Several reviewers have asked and you keep ignoring them. Here it is again- what per cent of lean did you use? Thank you!

    1. The ground beef was 80/20 and that was what I used in the food calculator to determine the calories. I'll be sure to update the recipe to indicate that.

  15. Mine is in the oven! I sauteed the onions before adding them and added bacon to my mixture for extra flavor. Excited to try it tonight.

  16. If you want to hold it together a bit better, use ground pork rinds. I cannot stand eating pork rinds, but when you add them to a recipe it takes the flavor of the dish and is delicious!

  17. I made this for the family and it was amazing. I followed directions except for some extra cheese, a thin layer of spaghetti sauce on top, and like another review said bacon followed by broiling. My husband and kids loved it. Thank you.

  18. I made it several times and it's one of my favorite. I like to put bacon on the top with a little bit of sugar free ketchup.

  19. I found using ground turkey made the meatloaf a little loose so I added 1/2-3/4 cup of pork panko and it came out perfect.

  20. The recipe calls for cheddar, the directions state to mix all ingredients except the cheddar and NO WHERE does it say when to put the cheddar in the meatloaf!!