Keto Mexican Meatloaf - Low Carb Meatloaf

Keto Mexican Meatloaf – Low Carb Meatloaf

This keto Mexican meatloaf is a perfect family weeknight dinner. Full of tasty, healthy ingredients like a whole container of the freshest, juiciest salsa, black olives, crumbled queso fresco, cilantro, a little coconut flour, and a couple pantry staples, this isn’t your grandma’s meatloaf. 

Keto Mexican Meatloaf - Low Carb Meatloaf

Meatloaf Monday, meet Taco Tuesday! 

Is Meatloaf Monday a thing? If not, it should be as long as this Mexican meatloaf is what’s on the menu.

This Keto Mexican Meatloaf isn’t actually authentic Mexican cuisine, believe it or not. 😂 Maybe “Mexican-Inspired meatloaf” is a more accurate description. With a full container of the freshest, juiciest salsa, black olives, crumbled queso fresco, cilantro, a little coconut flour, and a couple pantry staples, this isn’t your grandma’s meatloaf. 

Keto Mexican Meatloaf - Low Carb Meatloaf

The reason I’m calling this meatloaf keto and low carb is because it uses coconut flour in place of more traditional crackers or bread crumbs and doesn’t have any sugar-laden ketchup or BBQ sauce. If you aren’t following a low carb,  gluten-free, or grain-free diet, you can certainly make a substitution for the coconut flour.  

You can purchase Sam’s Fresh Salsas at ShopRite, Acme, and Safeway.

If they are not in your local store, ask them to carry Sam’s Fresh Salsa products. If you can’t find them, you can get away with a fresh, cantina-style salsa, but I love that Sam’s Fresh Salsas are made with just a few fresh ingredients. I was given several salsas to try, but am not compensated for recommending them. If you haven’t heard of Sam’s Fresh Salsas, you can check them out on Facebook and Instagram.

Keto Mexican Meatloaf - Low Carb Meatloaf
Keto Mexican Meatloaf - Low Carb Meatloaf

Keto Mexican Meatloaf - Low Carb Meatloaf

Kristi Barnes
This keto Mexican meatloaf is a perfect gluten-free family weeknight dinner. Packed with tasty, healthy ingredients like a whole container of the freshest, juiciest salsa, black olives, crumbled queso fresco, cilantro, a little coconut flour, and a couple pantry staples, this isn't your grandma's meatloaf.
Prep Time 10 mins
Cook Time 1 hr
Total Time 1 hr 10 mins
Course Entrees, Main Course
Cuisine American, Mexican
Servings 12 servings
Calories 411 kcal

Ingredients
  

  • 3 lb 80/20 ground beef
  • 3.8 oz can sliced black olives drained
  • 12 oz Sam's Cantina Style Salsa (reserve 1/4 for serving; see notes)
  • 12 oz queso fresco (Mexican crumbling cheese) crumbled
  • 2 lg eggs
  • 1/3 c coconut flour
  • small handful fresh cilantro chopped
  • 1 tbsp garlic powder
  • 1 tbsp paprika
  • 2 tsp kosher salt (see notes)

Instructions
 

  • Preheat oven to 350°F.
  • In a large mixing bowl, mix all ingredients well. Use your hands and don't overmix.
  • Form into a loaf on a rack placed over a roasting pan. See photo in blog post below this recipe for an example. Mine was approx. 12.5"x5.5"x2".
  • Bake until the ground beef is cooked through to 160°F at the center of the thickest interior point. Ours took 1 hour.

Notes

Reserve 1/4 of the salsa to serve over top of the meatloaf. Alternatively, purchase two containers and use a full 12 oz in the meatloaf mixture and as much as you like over top. Nutrition facts include one 12 oz. container of salsa.
If you are salt-sensitive, cut the salt in half. You can sub sea salt or iodized salt for the kosher salt. If you do, cut it to 1 teaspoon. 
For a spicier dish, add some finely diced jalapeños into your initial meatloaf mixture.
This recipe makes 12 servings. Three pounds is a lot of meat. Our family of six loves leftovers. Feel free to adjust the recipe to your individual needs.
Nutrition facts do not factor in the ground beef fat lost during cooking on the roasting pan rack.
We do not recommend cooking this meatloaf without the rack. The rendered fat in the pan will cause the meatloaf to become soggy and fall apart. If you want to add back more fat, feel free to spoon some over your meatloaf after cooking. 
Nutritional information for my recipes is provided as a courtesy and are only an approximation. I cannot guarantee the accuracy of any nutritional information provided for any recipe on this site. Erythritol and monk fruit carbs are not included in the nutritional information as they have been shown to have a low impact on blood sugar. Those with Diabetes or other health-related issues may need to calculate net carbs differently. If you need help managing or calculating carbs, ask your doctor or dietician for guidance. Net carbs provided are the total carbs less fiber and sugar alcohols. For the most accurate nutritional information, please calculate with your own specific ingredients using a program like Carb Manager or My Fitness Pal.

Nutrition

Calories: 411kcalCarbohydrates: 6gProtein: 26gFat: 31gSaturated Fat: 13gPolyunsaturated Fat: 1gMonounsaturated Fat: 13gTrans Fat: 2gCholesterol: 101mgSodium: 1024mgPotassium: 437mgFiber: 2gSugar: 2gVitamin A: 425IUVitamin C: 2mgCalcium: 195mgIron: 3mg
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