Lower Carb Meatloaf With Tomato Glace

Lower-Carb Meatloaf With Tomato Glace Recipe

April 9, 2021

Lower-Carb Meatloaf With Tomato Glace, Diabetes-Friendly

This easy lower-carb meatloaf with tomato glace recipe is great for feeding a crowd or meal-prepping for the week! The recipe swaps out the bread crumbs for a tasty dish that’s low in carbs.

Meatloaf is a staple under the “quick and easy dinner” category. It’s a great way to feed a crowd or meal-prep for the week!

Traditional meatloaf uses breadcrumbs to hold the loaf together, which adds a lot of unnecessary carbs. So to make this Keto meatloaf, we’ll simply swap out the bread crumbs for low-carb ingredients. This Lower-Carb Meatloaf with Tomato Glace is a delicious dish that’s great for feeding a crowd or meal-prepping for the week!

The next time you’re looking for a classic comfort food that you can feel good about eating, definitely give this tasty low carb meatloaf a try.

Lower-Carb Meatloaf With Tomato Glace

Recipe byChristel Oerum of Diabetes Strong
Makes 14 servings
Prep Time: 10 minutes; Cook Time: 1 hour; Cooling Time: 10 minutes; Total Time: 34 minutes

Ingredients for the Meatloaf

  • 2 pounds ground beef
  • ½ cup onion (diced)
  • 4-5 cloves garlic (minced)
  • 1 teaspoon liquid smoke
  • ½ cup flax seed meal
  • 2 large eggs
  • 2 tablespoons Worcestershire sauce
  • 4 ounces tomato paste
  • 1 tablespoon dried oregano
  • 2 teaspoons salt
  • ½ teaspoon fresh black pepper
  • 2 tablespoons almond flour (as needed)
  • Fresh thyme (for garnish)

Ingredients for the Glace

  • ¾ cup low-carb ketchup
  • 1 tablespoon Stevia (or other sweetener)
  • 1 teaspoon garlic powder
  • Salt and pepper (to taste)
  • 1 teaspoon Worcestershire sauce


  1. Preheat your oven to 350°F (180°C) and grease a loaf pan well.
  2. In a pan over medium heat, sauté the onion until translucent. Add the garlic and cook for 30 seconds until fragrant, then remove from heat.
  3. In a large mixing bowl, add the sautéed onion and garlic along with the ground beef, liquid smoke, flax seed meal, eggs, Worcestershire sauce, tomato paste, dried oregano, salt, and pepper.
  4. Mix the ingredients well, but be careful not to over-mix so the meatloaf will still have some texture. If the mixture seems too wet, you can add up to 2 tablespoons of almond flour as needed.
  5. Transfer the mixture to the loaf pan.
  6. Bake the meatloaf for 40 minutes.
  7. In a small bowl, add all of the ingredients for the glaze and mix until smooth.
  8. Spread the tomato glaze over the meatloaf.
  9. Return the meatloaf to the oven and bake for another 30 minutes until completely cooked through.
  10. Remove the meatloaf from the oven and allow it to stand for 15 minutes.

Nutritional Info Per Serving

Calories 171; Carbohydrates 5.7 grams; Fat 9.6 grams; Protein 15.7 grams

Lower Carb Meatloaf With Tomato Glace


Christel Oerum is the founder of Diabetes Strong. She is a Certified Personal Trainer specializing in diabetes. As someone living with type 1 diabetes, Christel is particularly passionate about helping others with diabetes live active healthy lives. She’s a diabetes advocate, public speaker, owner of Diabetic Foodie and author of the popular diabetes book Fit With Diabetes.
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