Keto Cheeseburger Meatloaf

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  • prep time

    prep time

    20 min

  • cook time

    cook time

    45 min

  • ready time

    ready time

    1 h 5 min

Keto Cheeseburger Meatloaf

149 ratings

Stop wasting your money on your favorite drive-thru cheeseburger just to throw the bun away! This meatloaf recipe is all your favorite cheeseburger ingredients combined into an all-American meal. You may wish to serve your cheeseburger with other burger toppings, such as mustard, lettuce, avocado slices, or pickled jalapenos. Order up!

Jessica L.

  • Net Carbs

    1.9 g

  • Fiber

    0.2 g

  • Total Carbs

    2.2 g

  • Protein

    15.4 g

  • Fats

    20.3 g

254 cals

Keto Cheeseburger Meatloaf

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  • Ground Beef Round by Market Pantry

    Ground Beef Round by Market Pantry

    1 pound

  • Salt


    ¾ teaspoon

  • Black Pepper

    Black Pepper

    ½ teaspoon

  • Paprika


    1 teaspoon

  • Mustard Powder

    Mustard Powder

    2 teaspoon

  • Parmesan Cheese

    Parmesan Cheese

    ¼ cup, shredded

  • Raw Egg, Yolk

    Raw Egg, Yolk

    1 large

  • American Cheese

    American Cheese

    6 slice - each 3/4 ounce

  • Yellow Onion

    Yellow Onion

    1 ounce

  • Kosher Baby Dills by Great Gherkins

    Kosher Baby Dills by Great Gherkins

    1-½ ounce

  • Mayo


    ¼ cup

  • Tomato Ketchup

    Tomato Ketchup

    2 teaspoon

Recipe Steps

steps 6

1 h 5 min

  • Step 1

    Preheat an oven to 375 degrees. In a large bowl, combine by hand or with a spoon the ground round, salt, pepper, paprika, mustard powder, parmesan, and egg yolk.
    Step 1
  • Step 2

    Spray a 9-inch pie tin with pan spray (a regular loaf pan will work here too, but a round pan is better for the “cheeseburger” look). Press HALF of the meatloaf mixture into the pan like you would a pie crust with a shallow center and slightly higher edges.
    Step 2
  • Step 3

    Lay down 3 slices of American cheese in the center of the meatloaf base (a mild cheddar is okay to use, if you don’t have access to American cheese). Also, lay down the yellow onion, sliced into rings, and the pickles, sliced into round pieces.
  • Step 4

    Lay the final 3 slices of cheese over the onions and pickles. Then, press the remaining meatloaf mixture over the top of the filling. It may be easier the press the second portion of meat into a wide disc first, then transferring it over the top of the cheeseburger filling. Press the edges of the loaf together around the entire circumference to seal in the filling.
    Step 4
  • Step 5

    In a small bowl, mix together to mayo and ketchup. Spread this sauce over the entire exposed surface area of the cheeseburger meatloaf. This also helps seal in the filling. Bake the loaf, uncovered, for 45 minutes.
    Step 5
  • Step 6

    Let the meatloaf cool for up to 10 minutes before slicing into 8 slices. Enjoy your gooey cheeseburger meatloaf!
    Step 6

Comments 28

  • itsmissmia

    itsmissmia 6 months ago

    So good! The serving is on the small size but it just made me eat slower and savor every bite. I made a cpl changes of my own. Instead of beef I used Impossible "beef" and I opted to use Worcestershire sauce instead of ketchup. I also left out the American cheese and pickles. In the end I suppose it was more like traditional meatloaf than a cheeseburger meatloaf but it was absolutely delicious. Already added to my Favorites.

    • Angelaackerman

      Angelaackerman 8 months ago

      This meal was so good! We used a mix of ground beef and ground pork and made a double batch. We cooked it in our cast iron skillet, and it turned out perfect! We will definitely make this again!

      • SRKennedy

        SRKennedy 9 months ago

        Made a couple variations of this: Beef burger minus the cheeses, with sharp white Tillamook cheddar instead Lamb burger minus the cheeses, with feta instead and different spices. Both were delish. Definitely a staple in this house.

        • RousingArugula996245

          RousingArugula996245 10 months ago

          This was really great and flavorful. I only put three slices of American cheese on it and forgot the other three by accident. But it all worked out for the best. It really didn’t need it. I think also, next time I’ll cook it in a pan so the grease will go away from the meat. It just kind of sucked into the beat. Both my husband and I loved it !

          • OutstandingKetone620749

            OutstandingKetone620749 a year ago

            This was amazing! My wife made it, and now it's probably my favorite recipe!

            • AwesomeCauliflower620778

              AwesomeCauliflower620778 2 years ago

              Man, this was SO good! I did not use the spices suggested. I used 2 tsp of Whiskey Bent BBQ's The Rocks Dry Rub seasoning. This is what my husband uses for burgers, so I figured why change it for this dish? It's supposed to taste like a burger, right? Also, I use colby jack cheese because it's superior to American cheese. Just sayin'. I didn't read the directions correctly & instead of adding a second layer of cheese in the middle, I added the last 3 slices of cheese on top of the meatloaf in the last 10 minutes of baking. The cheese melted within 5 minutes, but giving it an extra 5 browned it. This is going on my favorites list. For those who thought it was bland, try this!

              • Lisa

                Lisa 2 years ago

                Dry and flavorless

                • cla3sipp

                  cla3sipp 2 years ago

                  Then why did you give it 3 stars?

              • Kwins Mahm

                Kwins Mahm 2 years ago

                Super simple and delicious! My husband went back for seconds!

                • LeslieD

                  LeslieD 3 years ago

                  So this is for 2oz of meat per serving

                  • Kmplawesq

                    Kmplawesq 3 years ago

                    Quite the crowd pleaser (even for the non-carb counters)! Paired well with Keto Mashed Cauliflower with shredded mozzarella.

                    • MsSherrification

                      MsSherrification 3 years ago

                      Household fave , we double recipe for family of 5 and have leftovers

                      • Lynnandtheboys

                        Lynnandtheboys 3 years ago

                        I make them 3 at a time and freeze 2 for future weeks. The first time I made three and had not froze it yet… my husband ate an entire one ….he said it was so good he kept going back for another piece. 🤨

                        • Healther77

                          Healther77 3 years ago

                          Is this really 8 servings? According to the recipe, two slices was 9 ounces. I weigh my food and that equates to half of the loaf (9-inch round pan) after cooked. Probably overate on this one; maybe they meant 9 ounces precooked, but I didn’t want to weigh raw meat. Four stars for yummy taste, two for recipe clarity.

                          • JenM

                            JenM 2 years ago

                            One slice is 1/8th of the recipe. Probably about 2 ounces. Since recipe call for 16 ounces of beef.

                        • IneffableHormones756308

                          IneffableHormones756308 3 years ago

                          Absolutely phenomenal recipe! I made these in muffin tins and created mini cheeseburger melts.

                          • SpectacularAvocado473823

                            SpectacularAvocado473823 3 years ago

                            Thanks! That's a really great idea!

                        • Lynnandtheboys

                          Lynnandtheboys 3 years ago

                          My husband ate a whole one ! So good.

                          • TATide

                            TATide 3 years ago

                            Great flavor, I’d probably double the recipe next time because I like some leftovers.

                            • IneffableKetone359254

                              IneffableKetone359254 3 years ago

                              I've made this 3 times now on Sundays to take to work with me thru the week. Absolutely love it and will keep it as a go to recipe. I also think you could make several pie pans to serve to guests.

                              • Kweb65

                                Kweb65 3 years ago

                                Made the cheeseburger meatloaf just like the recipe and another one with mushrooms and Swiss. Both were Delicious 😋 😍

                                • Kitten

                                  Kitten 3 years ago

                                  Thank you so much for this idea!! We have a couple picky eaters. Made one onion, pickle, and American loaf and one mushroom, onion, and swiss loaf. Everyone is raving about it 🤤

                                • IneffableKetone359254

                                  IneffableKetone359254 3 years ago

                                  Oooh now i want to make one with mushrooms and swiss.

                              • Bdavis

                                Bdavis 3 years ago

                                Loved it

                                • Anon77

                                  Anon77 3 years ago

                                  Tastes amazing, but portion is so small, even after having two serves I’m still hungry 😢

                                  • Tmack

                                    Tmack 3 years ago

                                    Can you use a plant based ‘meat’ to substitute?

                                    • Mrs. Lightner

                                      Mrs. Lightner 3 years ago

                                      This was not what I envisioned. While yes it does taste like a hamburger the oil was too much for my stomach. Also the top half shrunk leaving everything exposed. I don’t think I will try again but the concept of a cheeseburger with toppings cooked in looked better than it tasted in my opinion.

                                      • S4bell1

                                        S4bell1 3 years ago

                                        Use cream of tarter in the meat to help keep it dense like a meatloaf (it also holds in flavor)