Jalapeno Meatloaf Burgers


I basically like quick meals and my basic meatloaf mixture is fast to put together.  For this variation, I basically started with my meatloaf recipe of 50+ years (know it by heart) and added half of a huge jalapeno.  We like these on a Carb Smart Bun.  DEEEEElicious!  Not quite the same as a meatloaf sandwich (without the tomato sauce topping), but super tasty!  We make these often now.  These burgers are not suitable until late in Phase 2 Atkins OWL unless you substitute a phase approved bread to sub in for the Joseph’s pita called for below.  These will fit a Keto diet if the carbs will fit your daily limits.


1 lb. lean ground beef (I used grass-fed with a stronger flavor)

8 oz. lean ground pork (or more beef if you prefer)

1 oz. red bell pepper, chopped

½ large jalapeno, chopped fine (use the whole thing if you like “spicy” food)

2 oz. onion, chopped

1 large stalk celery, chopped fine

2 T. olive oil

½ c. parsley, chopped

¼ tsp. dried oregano

1/8 tsp. black pepper

1 Joseph’s Flax-Oat Fiber Pita, moistened with a little water and mushed up

2 large eggs

¼ c. grated Parmesan cheese

DIRECTIONS:  In a non-stick skillet, saute the celery, bell pepper and jalapeno in the olive oil.  When getting tender, add to a medium mixing bowl.  Add all remaining ingredients and stir well with a fork or use your hands to blend like a meatloaf.  Form into 6 patties and brown on both sides on a lightly oiled griddle until they firm up and no longer exude pink juices.  Serve on your favorite low-carb bun and ENJOY!

NUTRITIONAL INFO:   Makes 6 large burgers (we could only eat one!), each contains:

337 calories, 26 g fat, 3.08 g carbs, 1 g fiber, 2.10 g NET CARBS, 24.3 g protein, 190 mg sodium

3 thoughts on “Jalapeno Meatloaf Burgers

  1. Mickey

    Thank you Peggy.. As always, you give us great recipes! Jalapeno burgers are my fav. I do throw in (the mix) shredded cheddar too!

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