Keto BBQ Bacon Meatloaf

August 29, 2019Laura

I really wanted meatloaf a couple of days ago, but was completely out of sugar free ketchup. I have an Easy Keto Meatloaf recipe that is my go-to, but since I didn’t have ketchup, I couldn’t make it. I decided to take what I had on hand and make a BBQ Bacon version of that meatloaf. It turned out absolutely delicious! I’m not sure which version I like best, they both are so good and remind me of being back home in my mom’s kitchen in Kentucky.

Here’s what you need to make this meatloaf: Ground beef, sugar free BBQ sauce, worcestershire sauce, grated parmesan cheese, pork rind crumbs, onion, egg and some basic seasonings. I kept the topping simple and brushed on more BBQ sauce and some crumbled bacon. Everything’s better with bacon! I put the meat mixture into a loaf pan and then inverted it onto a baking sheet lined with aluminum foil. I always do it this way so it cooks more evenly. 

I always get asked which sugar free BBQ sauce I use. I really wanted to make my homemade sauce that is going to be a part of my upcoming E-Cookbook, but again I was out of ketchup. My favorite bottled sauce is the G. Hughes brand. I get it at Walmart, but you can also find it on Amazon. There’s quite a few brands out there, but G. Hughes is my personal favorite. Homemade is always better, so I can’t wait to get my book finished so I can share the BBQ sauce recipe with you all!

Side options: I made green beans and coleslaw, but any low carb veggies would pair well with this meatloaf. You could serve it with brussel sprouts, asparagus, broccoli, roasted vegetables or even a side salad. My mom always served her meatloaf with the classic mashed potatoes, so a lot of times, I’ll make some mashed cauliflower to keep it low carb. 

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Keto BBQ Bacon Meatloaf

  • Prep time: 15 minutes
  • Cook time: 1 hour
  • Serves: 8 slices (1 slice serving)
  • Calories 173.8



  • 1 lb ground beef
  • 1/4 cup sugar free BBQ sauce
  • 1/2 Tbsp Worcestershire sauce
  • 1/2 cup grated parmesan cheese
  • 1/4 cup pork rinds, finely crushed
  • 1/4 cup onion, chopped
  • 1 large egg
  • 1/2 tsp garlic powder
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 1/2 tsp paprika
  • 1/4 tsp onion powder
  • 1/4 tsp black pepper


  • 5 Tbsp sugar free BBQ sauce
  • 3-4 strips bacon, cooked & crumbled


  • 1)

    Preheat oven to 350. Line a baking sheet with aluminum foil.

  • 2)

    In a large bowl, combine all meatloaf ingredients and mix well until combined. 

  • 3)

    Transfer mixture to baking sheet and form into a loaf. I put mine in a loaf pan first and invert onto baking sheet so it cooks more evenly. 

  • 4)

    Bake for 30 minutes. Remove from oven and top with BBQ sauce and bacon crumbles.

  • 5)

    Place back in oven and bake for an additional 25-30 minutes or until a meat thermometer reads 160 degrees. Let rest 10 minutes before slicing.

Nutrition (Per Serving)

Net Carbs1.6g
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