Healthy Low Carb Grilled Meatloaf Recipe

by Natalie on January 11, 2012

Healthy Low Carb Grilled Meatloaf Recipe

Meatloaf fresh from the grill.

I know what you’re thinking. Meatloaf, ug. I know that name doesn’t sound very appetizing. Nobody ever says, “I’m totally craving a big loaf of meat.” But this meatloaf is so good that you’ll want to call it “Carnivorous Slice of Heaven.”
I know it sounds too good to be true, but to top it all off, this meatloaf is low calories and low in carbs. So how is this God sent meat morsel made? Let me explain.

One of the biggest sources of calories for typical meatloaf is the meat itself. I substitute in extra lean beef. You can also use turkey meat, which turns out really well too. Ketchup is also a common addition in meat loaf, which adds in a lot of refined sugar ands carbs. I substitute this for a little canned tomato sauce. I also mix in onion, garlic, Italian seasoning, bell pepper, parmesan, Splenda, and to hold it all together, egg. We don’t even have to add in all the breadcrumbs like most recipes.

I mixed this all together and put it into a greased loaf pan. I baked it for one hour at 350. When it was done I cooled it little and drained off all the excess fat. To make my evening dinner preparations go faster I prepared the loaf, baked it in the morning, and refrigerated all day. This gave it plenty of time to let all the flavors mingle and get delicious. You can even do this the night before.

Healthy Low Carb Grilled Meatloaf Recipe

Preparing to bake

When it was time for dinner. I sliced it into five thick slices and preheated the grill. We (we meaning my husband) grilled it on high to get each side crispy and crunchy then turned the heat to medium to cook the meat through. All together it grilled about 10 minutes. It doesn’t take long because you are simply heating it up, not cooking the meat. It might fall apart slightly so handle with care. If you don’t have time to grill this (or if it is too cold in your neck of the woods for grilling) it still taste great! Simply bake for an hour and serve.

Healthy Low Carb Grilled Meatloaf Recipe

Baked and sliced meat loaf.

Once removed from the grill I topped each slice off with a little low carb barbecue sauce. The flavors are incredible. It gets a slight smoky flavor from the grill and a light sweet taste from the barbecue sauce.

Healthy Low Carb Grilled Meatloaf Recipe

I think that you’ll be very impressed with this recipe and will be able to convert over even the most meatloaf opposed in your family. And, just in case you are a fellow South Beach dieter, this is a phase one recipe!

Healthy Low Carb Grilled Meatloaf Recipe

 

Healthy Low Carb Grilled Meatloaf Recipe


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Jill January 11, 2012 at 4:16 pm

We like meatloaf in our house but we have never tried grilling it. Sounds good!

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Natalie January 11, 2012 at 4:17 pm

I like how it gets crispy on the edges. Yum!

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Kiri W. January 12, 2012 at 8:46 pm

How cool! I’d never think to grill a meat loaf, but this is such a nice, healthy variant :) Wonderful recipe!

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Natalie January 13, 2012 at 10:12 am

It really gives it something new! It’s great the next day made into a sandwich too!

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Angela@Mind Over Batter January 14, 2012 at 12:44 pm

Grilling meatloaf… Never would have thought this on my own…GENIUS! I love your healthier version of a classic!

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Natalie January 14, 2012 at 3:29 pm

Thanks! We really enjoyed it!

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Beth Michelle January 14, 2012 at 1:49 pm

I have to admit I am not a huge fan of meatloaf. I havent had in ages. Maybe I will have to give your recipe a shot!

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Natalie January 14, 2012 at 3:31 pm

I think you’ll be pleasantly surprised! It’s different than the old version!

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