Tired of regular meatloaf? Can't deal with yet another night of tacos to use up that ground beef? Say hello to air fryer keto Indian Kheema meatloaf! Enjoy Indian food in a way you might be familiar with by making this Beef Kheema Meatloaf in your Air Fryer.
What Makes This Air Fryer Meatloaf So Great?
- Fast. Done in less than 30 minutes.
- Easy. A simple air fryer recipe.
- Low Carb. 5 net carbs per serving.
- Yummy. Seriously. Who doesn't love Indian flavors?
If you live in America, you may have grown up eating meatloaf. Generally, it has some kind of onion mixture, with breadcrumbs, and it then topped with ketchup or gravy to finish it off. Yeah, this is nothing like that.
What Is Kheema?
Kheema is another word for minced meat. In India, this dish is often made with ground lamb or goat. But you can make your Indian Kheema recipe with beef, chicken, or even turkey if you prefer that.
How Is Beef Kheema Meatloaf Different?
Beef Kheema Meatloaf is low-carb and Keto friendly, so there are no breadcrumbs, but you won't miss them in the slightest. Instead of an onion soup mixture or something similar, the Air Fryer Meatloaf has fresh onion along with spices like garam masala, cardamom, turmeric and cayenne.
It has all the flavors of an awesome Indian dish, and the shape and texture of a meatloaf, hence the name Beef Kheema Meatloaf.
I know it sounds unusual, but it really is very yummy. I ate little bits of it here and there when I got hungry. I also wrapped it in Joseph's bread, added some mayonnaise and cucumbers and ate it like a sandwich.
What Kind Of Beef Is Best For Meatloaf
Any type of ground beef will work for this air fryer meatloaf. Don't feel the need to splurge for a higher quality of ground beef for this recipe. The additional fat in the ground beef will add even more flavor and is good to help keep you full if you're living a keto lifestyle.
Do Air Fryers Make Things Crispy?
Air fryers are great at putting a nice crispy edge on the outside of the food you cook in them. Think of the texture of this keto air fryer meatloaf similar to a perfectly seared burger.
Cooked perfectly and super easy cleanup without heating up your oven.
Want More Air Fryer Recipes?
There's not much I love more than a Keto ground beef recipe. If you love this Air Fryer Beef Kheema Meatloaf as much as I do, make sure you share it with your friends on Facebook and Pinterest so you can make it again soon.
- 1 lb Lean Ground Beef
- 2 Eggs
- 1 cup Onion, diced
- 1/4 cup Cilantro, chopped
- 1 tbsp Minced Ginger
- 1 tbsp Minced Garlic
- 2 tsp Garam Masala
- 1 tsp Kosher Salt
- 1 tsp Turmeric
- 1 tsp Cayenne Pepper
- 1/2 tsp Ground Cinnamon
- 1/8 tsp Ground Cardamom
- In a large mixing bowl, combine all ingredients and mix gently but thoroughly until well mixed.
- Place the seasoned meat into an heat-safe, 8-inch round pan.
- Set your air fryer to 360F for 15 minutes.
- At the end of the cook time, use a meat thermometer, ensure your meatloaf has reached an internal temperature of 160F.
- Remove the pan and drain the excess fat and liquid. Slice into 4 pieces and serve your Kheema loaf.
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Originally Published February 10, 2018
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I don’t have an air fryer—can I just bake it in an oven? What time and temperature would you suggest?
Very tasty! My husband made it and questioned the amount of cayenne. It more than likely added to the flavour but seemed a tad too much for us so used 1/4 tsp, not the 1 tsp. Might try a bit more next time. There will be a next time. This is a great blend of spices. Thank you.
Your recipe specifies an 8" round pan for the meatloaf. I need to resize the recipe to fit a pan that will fit inside the 1.9 quart Farberware air fryer that my husband just bought. The grid at the bottom is 6" across and the inside of the pot is 3.5" high /deep.
I can deal with re-sizing the recipe (I've been cooking for over 60 years) but I need to know how much (air circulation?) space I need to have between the sides of the pan and the sides of the air fryer pot. The same with the Bundt pan that you specify in your "Air Fryer Revolution" cookbook which I just bought.
Thanks! Looking forward to using some of these recipes and adapting others to my husband's cardiologist-ordered Pesco-Mediterranean diet.
I would suggest leaving as close to an inch as you can around the edges of the pan so the air has plenty of room to circulate. Hope you enjoy the recipe!
Kris T Bell
Made this last night and it was so different from any I'd made before it was a nice change and I will make this again. I will admit I added some green pepper and cut down the heat by lowering the ceyenne. Next time will put in the full amount since my hubby added hot sauce! Haha!
I don’t cook beef but I do all other meats.. are there other meats you would consider for this?
Ground chicken would work well for this too
I made this last week and my partner and i LOVED it!!!
I'm making it again this week!
Just a tip.... it took almost twice as long as the recipe states in my Gourmia 6 quart air fryer.
Thanks Urvashi! Another winner.