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elk meatloaf

Elk Meatloaf

Summer Yule
This 2-lb elk meatloaf has no bread crumbs and can be made gluten free. Perfect for hunting season or whenever you have a lot of wild game!
5 from 2 votes
Prep Time 10 mins
Cook Time 55 mins
Total Time 1 hr 5 mins
Course Dinner
Cuisine American
Servings 6
Calories 427 kcal



  • Preheat the oven to 400°F (200°C). Spray a metal roasting pan with cooking oil spray.
  • Put the elk, pork, eggs, almond flour, chopped onion, soy sauce, parsley, basil, tomato paste, garlic powder, salt, and pepper in a large mixing bowl. Mix everything together well with clean hands. 
  • Shape the meat mixture into a large loaf in the prepared roasting pan. You want it to be about 8½ inches long and 1-1¼ inches tall (21.6 cm long and 2.54-3.2 cm tall).
  • Put the meatloaf on an oven rack about ⅓ of the way from the top of the oven. Bake for 50 minutes at 400°F (200°C).
  • Brush the ketchup all over the top and sides of the meatloaf and bake an additional 5-10 minutes.
  • Check the meatloaf with a meat thermometer to ensure it has reached the minimum safe internal temp of 160°F (71°C). Extend the cooking time if needed.
  • Let the meatloaf rest for 10 minutes before slicing and serving.


This is a level 2 recipe (transition or weight maintenance). Elk is a lean protein while ground pork is fatty meat. When we combine the two, we get a nice moderate-calorie entrée. 
For a lower calorie meal, I’d go the low carb route and pile on low-oil, non-starchy veggies. Garden salad, roasted broccoli, cauliflower rice, and roasted Brussels sprouts are some of the many veggies you could add to your plate.
For a higher calorie meal, I’d add more carbs to the plate. Mashed potatoes, corn, sweet potato fries, rice, quinoa, and peas are some examples. Many higher carb side dishes also happen to be higher in calories. 
Many find that the most filling meals contain a combination of protein and high-volume, low-calorie veggies or fruits. With elk meatloaf, you’re getting an excellent source of protein. Add some veggies to your plate and you’ll have a meal that’s delicious, comforting, and satisfying as well. 
Nutrition information is for one serving. 


Calories: 427kcalCarbohydrates: 7.1gProtein: 34gFat: 28.9gSaturated Fat: 9.4gPotassium: 507.6mgFiber: 1.6gVitamin A: 3.6% DVVitamin C: 8% DVCalcium: 6.2% DVIron: 20.3% DV
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