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s One of the juiciest keto meatloaf recipe you'll ever eat! Stuff this low carb meatloaf with hard boiled eggs for extra creaminess and protein!
The Perfect Easter Egg Meatloaf
A few weeks ago, I was wondering what kind of recipes could be good to upload for the Easter season. I was thinking of making different recipes with eggs and different kinds of chocolate. Then it hit me. What if I made a an egg meatloaf where I stuffed a gluten free meatloaf with hard boiled eggs with a really creamy core?
I absolutely love eating eggs in Japan. Did you notice that really orange yolk? Isn't it beautiful!! When you have beautiful yolks like that, it really makes you want to make more dishes where you can showcase them. This keto meatloaf is the perfect way to do that.
I cooked the eggs 6 minutes as I wanted the yolks to have a runny center, but I was also worried that they may overcook once in the oven. To my surprise, they barely cooked more in the oven so six minutes was perfect as they stayed nice and runny inside the egg meatloaf! You can also check this guide on how to hard boil eggs if you don't already know how.
How to Bind a Low Carb Meatloaf?
Binding meatloaves entirely depends on what type of meat you use. Fattier cuts of meat tend to break apart easily once cooked so it's very common to add some sort of binder. In the low carb world, this would mean either almond flour, coconut flour, crushed pork rinds or flax seed meal.
My favourite binders have always been almond flour or crushed pork rinds. Almond flour is definitely easier for me because I always have some on hand, but pork rinds on the other hand are a little harder to find. They only sell some online at about 8$ a bag so I do try and limit the amount of buy.
For this recipe however, I didn't need a binding agent. As I mentioned before, depending on the type of meat you use, you most likely won't be needing a binder. Since I used a mixture of chicken and pork, the chicken tends to be more solid when cooked compared to pork or beef, which are pretty fatty cuts of meat.
I mixed the pork and chicken mixture with some fried cabbage and onions. This is extremely popular in Japan as it gives the keto meatloaf an extremely delicious and juicy texture. Once I cooked the veggies, I added them to the meat batter, mixed everything well together along with the spices and then added them to a bread loaf pan with the hard boiled eggs.
Once I covered the hard boiled eggs with the rest of the meat, I covered the entirety of the meatloaf with Heinz' reduced sugar ketchup. You may or may not use ketchup in your low carb recipes, but sugar free ketchup does not exist in Japan. When I visited Canada last December, I bought a bottle because I really do miss ketchup.
It's about 1g net carb per tablespoon, whereas normal ketchup is usually 5g net carbs per tablespoon. I think it's a great condiment to have on hand and use from time to time, but not definitely eat it every day. If you're not comfortable using this ketchup, you can just use crushed tomatoes with some Italian seasonings and pour it over the meatloaf.
A Gluten Free Meatloaf that Everyone will Love
This keto meatloaf was actually part of the menu for my boyfriend's birthday a couple of weeks ago. Meatloaves aren't generally common in Japan so it was a nice treat for him to have. Moreover, the meatloaves I've eaten here usually contain soy sauce or fish flakes so they definitely have a different flavour than the ones back home.
It's safe to say that the boyfriend absolutely loved it!! It's not very often he gets to eat homemade food so was definitely ecstatic!
I decided that six thick slices, or 12 thin slices, were more than enough per serving as this keto meatloaf can be quite filling! I ate the leftovers for lunch each day after that at work accompanied with some simple green veggies and it filled me up for hours! It also reheats quite nicely.
My Favourite Low Carb Meatloaf Recipes
I've always been a very big meatloaf fan. That for me is pure comfort food. Whether it's summer or winter, I'll always enjoy a nice big fat juicy slice of gluten free meatloaf.
If you're new to low carb dieting, you might be wondering how you can make low carb meatloaves, but it's actually not that complicated. For the topping, you can use a reduced sugar ketchup like this keto meatloaf recipe, or you can top your low carb meatloaf with a simple marinara sauce or keto pizza sauce just like in my paleo meatloaf recipe.
If you want to skip the added carbs from the tomatoes entirely, go for a bacon wrapped meatloaf stuffed with cheese instead. You'll be skipping the carbs with the bacon, but just keep in mind you will be adding lots of fat, calories and protein to the final product!
If you need a saltier and crunchier option, you should definitely check out my prosciutto wrapped nutty meatloaf that I offer in my free Keto Paleo Recipes E-book available for download once subscribed to my blog! With these low carb meatloaf recipes, which one can't you wait to try?
Keto Meatloaf with Eggs
- ½ onion
- 120 g (4.23 oz) cabbage (about ⅛ head)
- 4 cloves garlic
- 1 tbsp olive oil
- 300 g (0.66 lb) ground chicken
- 630 g (1.39 lb) ground pork
- 3 tbsp chopped parsley
- 1 tsp salt
- 1 tsp black pepper
- 1 tsp mustard powder
- 1 tbsp worcestershire sauce
- 4 hard boiled eggs (boiled 6 minutes exactly and peeled)
- 4 tbsp reduced-sugar ketchup (or crushed tomatoes with Italian seasoning)
- Preheat the oven to 180C/350F.
- Thinly mince the onion, cabbage and garlic. In a frying pan, combine the minced veggies with the olive oil and cook on medium heat until soft.
- In a large bowl, combine the ground meat, parsley, cooked veggies and spices. Knead with your hands until perfectly combined.
- Add half the meatloaf mixture to an 8x4 inch bread loaf pan. Add the four hard boiled eggs on top of the meat and cover with the other half of of the meat completely.
- Spoon the ketchup all over the meatloaf. Cover with aluminum foil and place in the oven to bake for 45 minutes.Take it out of the oven and let cool 10 minutes before taking it out of the bread loaf pan and serving.
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