Do you know the muffin man? Probably not this one, the one that bakes protein rich bacony-cheesy-mini-meatloaves. So, now that we know the muffin-maker is likely going to be you, let’s get started. After you dig out your long-forgotten muffin tin, it is up to you to procure the list of ingredients: ground beef and bacon being essential. Then there is a single egg, some cheese, dried spices and last, but not least, you will not want to forget the homemade ketchup – the unsweetened version that is chock full of spices and aromatic flavor.
The process of creating these mini cheeseburger meatloaves is super simple. Instead of using a paper liner that you cannot eat, you will take those delicious bacon slices and line each section of the muffin pan. Now that’s something to chew on, zero-waste too! Inside of the bacon liner, you will carefully place the cheeseburger mix, which is naturally low-carb and bake them for half an hour, until browned to perfection. Little mess, no fuss, and you can eat them for breakfast or lunch, even saving a few as a snack for later.
You don’t have to stick with ground beef for your base protein as these mini-meatloaves are versatile in the ingredient department. Pork, chicken, turkey, lamb – it all will do, you can even “hide” some organ meats in there too, along with a handful of spinach leaves for an extra dose of vitamins A and C.
Keto Mini Cheeseburger Meatloaves Recipe
Protein: 64g / %
Carbs: 8g / %
Fat: 48g / %
Values are per portion. These are for information only & are not meant to be exact calculations.
- 1 1/2 lbs. ground beef
- 1 onion, minced
- 12 bacon slices
- 2 garlic cloves, minced
- 1 egg
- 1/2 cup aged cheddar cheese, cut into cubes (optional)
- 1/4 cup homemade ketchup
- 1/2 tbsp. dried oregano
- Fresh parsley to garnish
- Sea salt and freshly ground black pepper
- Preheat oven to 400 F.
- Combine the ground beef, onion, garlic, egg, cheese, ketchup, oregano, and season to taste.
- Mix everything until well combined.
- Take a muffin pan and place a slice of bacon around the sides of each hole.
- Fill each bacon surrounded hole with the beef mixture, and shape into small muffins.
- Place in the oven and bake 30 to 35 minutes.
- Let cool about 5 minutes before removing from pan, serve topped with fresh parsley.