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Healthy Meatloaf Recipe
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Healthy Meatloaf Recipe

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Welcome your family in from the cold with this moist and delicious meat loaf with wonderful Southwest taco flavor. This is down-home comfort food at its healthy best! —Mary Relyea, Canastota, New York
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 25 min. Bake: 55 min. + standing
MAKES:8 servings
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 25 min. Bake: 55 min. + standing
MAKES: 8 servings

Ingredients

  • 1 large onion, chopped
  • 1 large sweet red pepper, chopped
  • 3 garlic cloves, minced
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 1 cup dry bread crumbs
  • 2 teaspoons chili powder
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1 teaspoon dried oregano
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground cumin
  • 1/2 teaspoon pepper
  • 1 can (14-1/2 ounces) diced tomatoes with mild green chilies, divided
  • 1/3 cup plain yogurt
  • 1 egg, lightly beaten
  • 2 pounds ground beef
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Nutritional Facts

1 slice equals 296 calories, 13 g fat (5 g saturated fat), 98 mg cholesterol, 672 mg sodium, 18 g carbohydrate, 3 g fiber, 26 g protein. Diabetic Exchanges: 3 lean meat, 1 starch, 1/2 fat.

Directions

  1. In a large nonstick skillet, saute the onion, red pepper and garlic in oil until tender. Transfer to a large bowl. Stir in the bread crumbs, chili powder, salt, oregano, cumin, pepper, 2/3 cup diced tomatoes with green chilies, yogurt and egg. Crumble beef over mixture and mix well.
  2. Shape into a loaf and place in an 11-in. x 7-in. baking dish coated with cooking spray. Spoon the remaining diced tomatoes over top. Bake, uncovered, at 350° for 55-60 minutes or until no pink remains and a meat thermometer reads 160°. Drain if necessary; let stand for 15 minutes before slicing. Yield: 8 servings.
Originally published as Mexican Meat Loaf in Healthy Cooking February/March 2011, p53

Nutritional Facts

1 slice equals 296 calories, 13 g fat (5 g saturated fat), 98 mg cholesterol, 672 mg sodium, 18 g carbohydrate, 3 g fiber, 26 g protein. Diabetic Exchanges: 3 lean meat, 1 starch, 1/2 fat.

Light-Bodied Red Wine

Enjoy this recipe with a light-bodied red wine such as Pinot Noir.

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Reviewed Apr. 3, 2011

My husband told me it was the best meatloaf he's eaten and told me to keep the recipe and make it again. Thank you Mary Relyea for sharing your recipe.

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Reviewed Feb. 24, 2011

Very good the night I served it. For some reason, it was FANTASTIC as leftovers.

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Reviewed Feb. 8, 2011

My husband loved all the meat!

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Reviewed Feb. 8, 2011

Where is the photo as published in my Healthy Cooking magazine?

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Reviewed Feb. 7, 2011

Success! Children and hubby had second helpings.

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