Veal Meatloaf Hearts


Recipe Developed by: Shelby Ruttan, Grumpy’s Honeybunch

This Heart Shaped Veal Meatloaf is a delicious way to celebrate with your loved ones -- whether it be Valentine’s Day, a birthday, or an anniversary! The meatloaf is flavored with garlic, onion, and rosemary then topped with a ketchup glaze before baking. Once baked, top it with a bacon heart for some extra love!


Prep Time:
20 minutes


Cook Time:
25 minutes


Total Time:
45 minutes




Meatloaf Mixture:

  • 1 lb ground veal

  • 1/4 cup coconut flour

  • 1/4 cup chicken broth

  • 2 large eggs

  • 1 tsp fresh garlic, minced

  • 2 tbsp green onions, chopped (green part included)

  • 1 tbsp fresh minced rosemary or 1 tsp dried rosemary

  • 1 tsp salt

  • 1 tsp black pepper

  • 1 tbsp fresh minced rosemary or 1 tsp dried rosemary

Topping Mixture:

  • 1/2 cup sugar free ketchup

  • 2 tbsp brown sugar substitute

  • 1 tsp yellow mustard

Garnish (optional):

  • 1 tbsp Fresh chopped Cilantro

  • 2 slices Bacon (for large meatloaf)

  • 3 slices Bacon (for mini meatloaves)


  1. Preheat oven to 350 °F.

  2. Line cookie sheet with aluminum foil and spray with cooking spray. Set aside.

  3. In a small mixing bowl, combine ketchup, brown sugar substitute, and mustard. Stir until well combined. Set aside.

  4. In a medium sized mixing bowl, combine the veal, coconut flour, chicken broth, eggs, garlic, salt, pepper, and rosemary.

  5. For the large heart, place meatloaf mixture on cookie sheet and shape into a heart shape. To do this flatten the mixture slightly, narrowing it at the bottom for the heart V. Press your thumb into the center of the top of meatloaf mixture to create an indentation. Pat and shape the loaf into a heart.

  6. For the mini loaves, divide meatloaf mixture into six equal parts. Follow directions in #4 for shaping.

  7. Top meatloaf mixture with ketchup topping and using back of a spoon, spread it out to the shape of a heart.

  8. Place meatloaf in preheated oven. Bake for 20-25 minutes, or until internal temperature reaches 160 °F.

  9. While meatloaf is in the oven, you can make your bacon “hearts.” For the large meatloaf, you will need two slices of thick cut bacon. Line a microwaveable plate with a paper towel and lay bacon slices on top of paper towel in a heart shape. Cover with another paper towel and microwave for 2 to 2-1/2 minutes on high, until bacon has crisped up. You may need more or less time depending on the wattage of your microwave.

  10. You will use the same method in #9 for the small hearts, however you will cut the three slices of bacon in half lengthwise first, then cut them in half. This will make 6 mini hearts.

  11. Remove meatloaf from oven. Let cool for 10 minutes. Transfer to serving platter and top with bacon hearts and cilantro garnish.

Note: *Nutrition information calculated using myfitnesspal is provided as a courtesy but will vary depending on the specific brands of ingredients you use. Please consult with your doctor regarding specific health needs.




Nutritional Information Per Serving



23 g


10 g


4 g

Saturated Fat

813 mg


4 g


144 mg cholesterol; 0 g trans fat; 2 g fiber; 2 g sugar.