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Keto Jalapeño Popper Meatloaf with Bacon!

Keto Jalapeño Popper Meatloaf with Bacon!

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Man oh man do I love this keto jalapeño popper meatloaf, I mean what’s not to love? Meat, cheese and jalapeño’s are a nearly perfect trifecta, right up there with Harry, Ron and Hermione.

But seriously this meatloaf is especially delicious with a side of Brussels sprouts or charred broccoli… or both!

I recently ran a reader survey to see what you guys wanted to see more of on Cast Iron Keto. One question asks “What would make CIK better, in your opinion?”, and I was kinda caught off guard when not one, but multiple response can in saying “less vegetables”.

Well, I’m not your mother and I’m not going to force you to eat your veggies, but c’mon… I think we all can agree veggies are one of the most important things to eat for your health, even on keto. But for those of you who aren’t huge veggie fans, this recipe’s for you!

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I respect the fact that we all keto (yes I used “keto” as a verb right there) differently, but if you are new to keto or have the desire to incorporate more vegetables into your diet, I have included links to three great articles on the subject below.

Low Carb Veggies: The Best Vegetable to Eat on a Keto Diet - Perfect Keto

Keto Vegetables - The Best and The Worst - Diet Doctor

The Best Low Carb Vegetables for Keto - Ruled Me

Serves: 8

Keto Jalapeño Popper Meatloaf

This Jalapeño Popper Meatloaf is a show-stopper of a meatloaf. Stuffed with a cheesy jalapeño popper filling and wrapped in bacon this is a keto lovers dream. Just be sure to add some veggies to your plate and a big side salad to balance our all this goodness.

prep time: 10 minscook time: 60 minstotal time: 70 mins


2 lbs ground chicken 
2 eggs
3/4 cup almond flour
1 teaspoon onion powder
1/2 teaspoon garlic powder
1/2 teaspoon salt
8 slices thin cut bacon

8 ounces cream cheese
3/4 cup Mexican blend cheese 
1 (7 oz) can diced pickled jalapeños


1. Preheat the oven to 400° F. 

2. In a large bowl mix together the meatloaf ingredients until throughly mixed. Divide by half and place half in a 10.5" cast iron skillet in the shape of a large meatloaf. Make a divot in the middle. 

3. In a medium bowl mix together the filling ingredients until combined, transfer to the center of the meatloaf then top it with the remaining meatloaf mixture. Press together the sides to seal in the filling. 

4. Wrap the bacon around the top of the meatloaf slightly tucking in the ends underneath the loaf. 

5. Transfer to the oven and bake for 60-70 minutes until the bacon is crispy and the internal temperature reaches 165° F.  Remove from oven and let cool for 5-10 minutes before slicing. 



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