Delicious Meatloaf Recipe Your Family Will Love

Are you tired of the same old meatloaf recipe and looking for a new, delicious twist on this classic dish? Well, look no further because I have the perfect recipe for you – my Yum Yum Meatloaf Recipe!

This meatloaf is not only absolutely delicious, but it’s also low carb and keto-friendly, making it the ideal meal for those who want to eat healthy without sacrificing taste. As a culinary explorer myself, I’m always on the lookout for wholesome and satisfying recipes that can nourish both my body and soul.

This recipe comes from years of experimentation and combines a variety of fresh vegetables such as zucchini, celery, green peppers, and onions with lean ground beef to create an out-of-this-world flavor. Moreover, it includes wholesome ingredients like eggs and almond flour that put a wholesome spin on this classic dish.

I know what you might be wondering – how can meatloaf be yum yum? Let me tell you. This recipe is more than just delicious; it’s an experience in its own right. The combination of finely diced veggies and spices like garlic powder, onion powder, salt, and black pepper create a symphony of flavors in your mouth.

Trust me when I say that one bite of this savory masterpiece will leave you craving more. So come on a culinary adventure with me as we create this unbeatable recipe together!

Why You’ll Love This Recipe

Yum Yum Meatloaf
Yum Yum Meatloaf

Looking for a wholesome and tasty dinner that won’t break the carb bank? Meet my Yum Yum Meatloaf Recipe! This low-carb meatloaf is packed with flavor and nutrients that make it both delicious and healthy.

But what makes this recipe stand out? For starters, it uses lean ground beef combined with fresh vegetables, such as diced zucchini, celery, green pepper and onion. These veggies not only add texture to the meatloaf but also provide extra fiber, vitamins and minerals.

In addition to using real wholesome ingredients, my Yum Yum Meatloaf Recipe is easy to make and doesn’t require any fancy kitchen equipment. All you need is a mixing bowl, a pan for baking and an oven. Simply mix all the ingredients in a bowl, shape them into a loaf and pop it in the oven for about an hour.

But don’t be fooled by its simplicity – this meatloaf recipe packs a punch of flavor! The combination of meat, vegetables, spices and Worcestershire sauce create the perfect balance of savoriness with just the right amount of tanginess. And if you are looking for some extra crunch or want to keep it gluten-free, use pork rinds instead of bread crumbs.

Furthermore, this Yum Yum Meatloaf Recipe offers plenty of versatility. Whether you are following a keto or paleo diet, you can easily modify it to fit your needs by swapping some ingredients or adjusting the portion size. On top of that, it is a great way to sneak some veggies into your picky eaters’ meals without sacrificing taste.

If you are looking for a classic meatloaf recipe with a twist that is low-carb and satisfying without compromising flavor or texture, my Yum Yum Meatloaf Recipe is perfect for you. So give it a try tonight and taste why this recipe has become one of our family’s favorites!

Ingredient List

“Say hello to your new favorite comfort food”

Here are the ingredients you’ll need to make Yum Yum Meatloaf Recipe:

Dry Ingredients:

  • 1/2 cup of almond flour
  • 1/4 cup of pork rinds
  • 1/4 cup of bread crumbs
  • 1 tsp black pepper, fine dice
  • 1 tsp salt

Wet Ingredients:

  • 2 lbs lean ground beef
  • 2 large eggs, beaten
  • 1 medium onion, diced
  • 3 cloves garlic, minced
  • 2 tbsp tomato paste
  • 1/4 cup of Worcestershire sauce or oyster sauce
  • 1/2 cup of milk (can use any milk including dairy-free and nut milk)


  • 1 zucchini, finely diced
  • 2 stalks celery, finely diced
  • 1 green pepper, finely diced

Optional Additions:

Feel free to customize this recipe according to your taste and dietary preferences.

  • 1/2 cup Italian seasoning
  • 1/2 tbsp onion powder

All of these ingredients can be found at your local grocery store. You might already have some of them in your pantry. Make sure you have everything on hand before starting the recipe for a seamless experience.

The Recipe How-To

“This meatloaf will make your taste buds dance”

Preparing the Meatloaf Mixture

  • Step 1: Gather and prepare ingredients

First, gather all the necessary ingredients listed on the ingredient list. Dice an onion, a zucchini, a green pepper, and two celery stalks into fine dice (¼ inch). Mince three cloves of garlic using a garlic press or finely mince by hand.

  • Step 2: Combine Ingredients

In a mixing bowl, combine the ground beef, vegetable mixture, 1 cup of pork rinds, 2 eggs, ¾ cup milk, 1 tablespoon Worcestershire sauce, and ½ teaspoon of onion powder. Use your hands or wooden spoon to mix all ingredients together.

  • Step 3: Pack and Shape

Transfer the mixture into a loaf pan or baking dish lined with parchment paper. Press the mixture together with your hands to pack it tightly and shape it into a loaf form.

Baking the Meatloaf

  • Step 4: Preheat Oven

Preheat the oven to 350°F (177°C).

  • Step 5: Add Topping

In a small mixing bowl, combine ¾ cup tomato paste, 2 tablespoons Worcestershire sauce, and 1 tablespoon honey (optional). Spread this glaze mixture evenly over the meatloaf.

  • Step 6: Bake in Oven

Place the meatloaf in the preheated oven for around one hour or until cooked through. Use a meat thermometer to check that its internal temperature reaches at least 160°F (71°C).

  • Step 7: Resting Time

Allow the meatloaf to rest for at least ten minutes before slicing and serving.

Pro tip: Instead of using pork rinds as binding agents, try using almond flour or breadcrumbs for an even lower-carb option.

Special notes: To add some extra flavor to your meatloaf,try adding some spices like black pepper or salt according to your taste.

Substitutions and Variations

“A classic dish with a delicious twist”

Are you craving for a meatloaf recipe but have special dietary needs? No problem! I’ve got you covered with some substitutions and variations that will satisfy your palate.

For a low-carb meatloaf, substitute breadcrumbs with almond flour or pork rinds. Trust me, they add a nice texture and flavor to the meatloaf without adding any carbs.

If you’re gluten-free, swap the breadcrumbs for gluten-free breadcrumbs or rolled oats that have been ground to a fine powder.

Got picky eaters at home? Add grated carrots or zucchini to the recipe, and they won’t even notice the extra veggies. You can also experiment with different vegetables like celery, bell peppers, or onions—finely diced or coarsely chopped—depending on your preference.

For a keto-friendly meatloaf recipe, omit the milk and use heavy cream or sour cream instead. You can also use keto-friendly tomato sauce or ketchup with no added sugar for the topping. Make sure to check out our paleo and keto recipes sections for more recipes.

Feeling adventurous? Try substituting ground beef with ground turkey for a lighter twist on the classic meatloaf recipe. Or switch things up by using a combination of beef and pork, which gives an additional layer of flavors and tenderness.

With these substitutions and variations, you can make this classic comfort food customized to your liking. Don’t be afraid to get creative with your ingredients – that’s the fun part of cooking!

Serving and Pairing

“Get ready for a flavor explosion”

Serving meatloaf is all about comfort and tradition. This Yum Yum Meatloaf recipe pairs wonderfully with mashed potatoes and roasted vegetables. The flavors of the dish are rustic, hearty and soul-satisfying, making it a perfect weeknight family dinner.

This meatloaf also makes great leftovers, and you can use them in countless ways! It’s an excellent lunch option when you’re running out of time, sliced and used as a sandwich filling, or crumbled into a salad. For a unique twist, try topping it with barbecue sauce or spicy ketchup.

If you want to elevate the meal, you can pair this low-carb meatloaf recipe with your favorite red wine. Cabernet Sauvignon or Pinot Noir would stand up well to the savory flavors of the dish.

Alternatively, if you want to keep it light, serving it with a side salad can add freshness and balance to the meal. Consider pairing this classic meatloaf recipe with a Caesar salad or green salad tossed in lemon vinaigrette.

In essence, there’s no need to complicate things when serving Yum Yum Meatloaf; just stick to the classics, and follow your heart!

Make-Ahead, Storing and Reheating

“Perfectly seasoned and oh-so-tender”

Once you have created your perfect Yum Yum Meatloaf, you might want to make it ahead of time and enjoy it later. With some simple preparation steps, storing and reheating this dish can be done with ease and still ensure its delicious taste.

To make ahead, simply cook the meatloaf as directed, let it cool, and then wrap it well in aluminum foil or plastic wrap. It will keep in the fridge for up to three days or the freezer for up to six months. Thaw the meatloaf in the refrigerator overnight before reheating.

When it’s time to reheat, preheat your oven to 350°F. Place the unwrapped meatloaf on a baking dish and reheat until heated through (about 30 to 45 minutes). You can also use a microwave-safe dish and heat for a few minutes at a time in one-minute intervals.

It is important not to overcook when reheating because this could dry out the meatloaf. Similarly, do not undercook because this may not sufficiently heat all parts of the meatloaf. So, be sure to check for an internal temperature of at least 165°F before consuming.

Whether you are making this meatloaf for a family dinner or for leftovers throughout the week, using proper storage techniques and reheating methods should help you enjoy this low carb favorite dish anytime you want!

Tips for Perfect Results

“A hearty meal that will leave you feeling satisfied”

To make a delicious meatloaf, it’s important to pay attention to every step of the recipe. Here are some tips and tricks that I’ve learned over the years to help you achieve perfect results with the Yum Yum Meatloaf recipe.

Firstly, make sure to use lean ground beef. This will help your meatloaf hold its shape and prevent it from becoming too greasy. I recommend using a 90/10 mix of ground beef (lean) or 85/15 if you want a tastier version.

Next, use fresh ingredients whenever possible. This makes a big difference in the taste of the finished product. Always use fresh garlic cloves instead of garlic powder, and chop them finely for even distribution.

Another tip is to be careful not to overmix the ingredients. Overmixing can result in a tough texture, so mix gently until just combined.

When adding breadcrumbs, soak them in milk for a few minutes before adding them into the mixture. This will help keep the meatloaf moist and tender.

For added flavor, consider adding some diced vegetables like onions, celery, zucchini and green pepper to your meatloaf mixture. These will add some texture and extra nutrition.

When it comes time to bake your meatloaf, make sure not to overcook it. Overcooked meatloaf can be dry and unappetizing. Always use an instant-read thermometer to check for doneness – when it reaches 160°F in the center, you know it’s cooked through.

Finally, while it may be tempting to dig right in as soon as your meatloaf is out of the oven, resist the urge! Letting it rest for 10-15 minutes before slicing allows the juices to redistribute within the meatloaf which will result in a juicy and tender loaf.

By following these tips, you’ll be on your way to creating a delicious and wholesome Yum Yum Meatloaf that is perfect every time!


As a culinary explorer, I understand that cooking can sometimes be challenging, especially when trying new recipes. This section will provide answers to frequently asked questions about the Yum Yum Meatloaf recipe to help make the cooking process as smooth as possible. From ingredient substitutions to storage recommendations, this FAQ section will have you covered. So let’s dive into some common queries and put your mind at ease.

What is the secret to moist meatloaf?

When creating juicy and flavorful meat dishes, it’s crucial to incorporate moisture at every stage of the cooking process. This can be achieved by adding eggs, ketchup, tomato paste, mustard, Worcestershire sauce, barbecue sauce, or a combination of these wet seasonings. Not only do these ingredients enhance the overall taste and texture, they also contribute to the meat’s tenderness and succulence. So don’t skip out on the moisture!

What ingredient keeps meatloaf from falling apart?

When it comes to making a meatloaf, one major concern is ensuring that it remains intact during the cooking process. One reason why meatloaf may fall apart is due to a lack of binding agents such as eggs and breadcrumbs. These essential ingredients help to hold the mixture together and ensure that it doesn’t crumble apart while cooking. So, it’s crucial to make sure that these elements are included in your meatloaf recipe.

Why do some people put milk in meatloaf?

Adding milk to meatloaf helps to moisten the bread crumbs which are essential for a juicy and flavorful meatloaf. In case one prefers to avoid milk, alternative options such as low sodium beef or chicken stock, water, or a non-dairy milk substitute can be used.

How do you make Elvis Presley meatloaf?

To whip up this flavorful recipe, you’ll need a handful of staple ingredients, including minced onion, celery, and garlic. These aromatics are sautéed in vegetable oil until softened, releasing their flavors and aromas. Next, lean ground beef is added to the mix, seasoned with just the right amount of salt and pepper for a balanced taste. Finally, to bind the mixture together and add a bit of texture, torn pieces of bread are incorporated. This combination of ingredients creates the foundation for a mouthwatering dish that will surely impress your taste buds.

Bottom Line

In conclusion, the Yum Yum Meatloaf Recipe is a delicious and nutritious dish that you should add to your culinary repertoire. This low carb keto-friendly recipe will satisfy your cravings without sacrificing your dietary goals.

The recipe’s flavorful ingredients, such as garlic cloves, green peppers, and onion, make it an instant crowd-pleaser. Additionally, the meatloaf can be served with a variety of sides like potatoes or green beans, making it perfect for any occasion.

With its easy-to-follow instructions and tips for perfect results, this recipe is a breeze to prepare in advance and store for later use. So give it a try today!

If you’re looking for other variations of the classic meatloaf, check out some of our other meatloaf recipes. From turkey meatloaf to paleo keto meatloaf, there is a recipe for everyone’s taste preference. So don’t hesitate to experiment with different substitutions and variations!

Trust me; you won’t be disappointed by trying this recipe. Homemade meatloaf is ten times better than store-bought ones! Remember that cooking is about enjoying food with loved ones and creating new memories together. So let’s make some delicious Yum Yum Meatloaf!

Yum Yum Meatloaf

Yum Yum Meatloaf Recipe

Nice and colorful - tasty, too. I don't recall where this recipe comes from, but I do know that the original called for chopped broccoli and, not being a big fan of that vegetable, I substituted celery. Use whichever works for you.
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Prep Time 30 mins
Cook Time 1 hr
Course Main Course
Cuisine American
Calories 403.6 kcal


  • 2 lbs lean ground beef
  • 2 eggs, beaten
  • 1 small onion, fine dice
  • 1/4 cup green pepper, fine dice
  • 1/4 cup red pepper, fine dice
  • 1/4 cup celery, fine dice
  • 1/4 cup zucchini, fine dice
  • 1 garlic clove, very fine dice
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon black pepper
  • 1/2 cup dried breadcrumbs, seasoned with a pinch each of basil, oregano and thyme


  • Preheat oven to 350°F.
  • Gently mix all the ingredients together. Too much mixing may result in a tough meatloaf.
  • Pack into a loaf pan and bake for about an hour.

Your Own Notes


Serving: 211gCalories: 403.6kcalCarbohydrates: 10.8gProtein: 40.7gFat: 20.8gSaturated Fat: 8.1gCholesterol: 202.5mgSodium: 465mgFiber: 1.1gSugar: 2.1g
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