Beef Heart Meatloaf

February 11, 2020
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Since Valentine’s Day is this week I figured what could be more romantic than a Keto Beef Heart Meatloaf. Just for fun I even baked it in a heart shaped silicone mold. I know, I’m a hopeless romantic.

Why Beef Heart Meatloaf??

If you’re looking to eat more adventurous cuts of meat I think beef heart is a great place to start. It’s rich in iron and other minerals but doesn’t have the strong taste that liver has. Beef heart is very lean so I do recommend combining it with fattier cuts of meat like chuck or brisket. I’m very lucky to have a great local butcher shop (shoutout to Bullocks) that will grind up any mixture I ask for. You can always grind your own at home or if you can’t find beef heart I would recommend just using 85% lean ground beef.

Heart Shaped Meatloaf???

Let’s be clear, you don’t have to bake this recipe in a Heart Shaped Silicone Mold but it’s Valentine’s Day later this week and I thought it was playful since I’m using beef Heart. If you do want to make it in the heart shaped mold I will warn you that it may shrink up and require some shaping to get that heart shaped look.

After the meatloaf has fully cooked, carfully drain off the exsess fat and let it cool to room temperature. Remove the meatloaf from the mold and trim the sides to shape the meatloaf into a heart shape. Then you can brush with your favorite low carb Bbq sauce. My favorite hands down is Alternasweets BBQ Sauce.

Additional Unique Ingredients 

Beyond using beef heart in this meatloaf recipe I also used some other unique ingredients like ricotta cheese and Pork King Good Crumbs. These two ingredients help to add moisture as well as maintain the shape of the meatloaf. Other ingredients like jalapeño, horseradish, cheddar and bacon all work together to make this one of the best keto meatloaf recipes you’ll ever try.

Need Some Extra Valentines Inspiration?

BBQ Beef heart Meatloaf with sliced jalapeño

Beef Heart Meatloaf

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Course: Main Course
Cuisine: American, BBQ
Keyword: Beef Heart, Meatloaf
Prep Time: 15 minutes
Cook Time: 50 minutes
Servings: 6
Calories: 490kcal
Author: Culinary Lion



  • Preheat oven to 350 degrees F.
  • Combine all ingredients except reserve half of the BBQ sauce to brush on top of the meatloaf. Mix ingredients until fully combined but dont overmix
  • Place mixture into the greased Silicone Mold making sure the meatloaf is evenly distributed throughout the mold.
  • Bake for 45-50 minutes until the meatloaf reaches an internal temperature of 155 Degrees F.
  • Remove from oven and carfully drain off any excess fat. then let cool to room temperature. Remove the meatloaf from mold and place on a sheet pan lined with parchment paper.
  • Brush remaining BBQ sauce on the top and sides of the meatloaf. Bake for 5-10 minutes. Garnish with extra sliced jalapenos


Calories: 490kcal | Carbohydrates: 2g | Protein: 43g | Fat: 33g | Saturated Fat: 15g | Cholesterol: 273mg | Sodium: 699mg | Potassium: 543mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 1g | Vitamin A: 456IU | Vitamin C: 7mg | Calcium: 229mg | Iron: 6mg

Nutrition Facts
Beef Heart Meatloaf
Amount Per Serving
Calories 490 Calories from Fat 297
% Daily Value*
Fat 33g51%
Saturated Fat 15g94%
Cholesterol 273mg91%
Sodium 699mg30%
Potassium 543mg16%
Carbohydrates 2g1%
Fiber 1g4%
Sugar 1g1%
Protein 43g86%
Vitamin A 456IU9%
Vitamin C 7mg8%
Calcium 229mg23%
Iron 6mg33%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.

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