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Savory Meat Loaf Recipe

Savory Meat Loaf Recipe

Everyone loves this tender meat loaf, which is seasoned with a hint sage. It's good for family get-togethers, picnics and Super Bowls parties. You're sure to get rave reviews whenever you serve it. —Edie DeSpain of Logan, Utah
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 10 min. Bake: 1 hour + standing YIELD:6 servings

Ingredients

  • 1 egg
  • 1 cup fat-free milk
  • 3/4 cup quick-cooking oats
  • 2 slices bread, crumbled
  • 1/2 cup finely chopped onion
  • 1 teaspoon rubbed sage
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon pepper
  • 1 pound lean ground beef (90% lean)
  • 3/4 cup ketchup
  • 1/2 cup water
  • 2 tablespoons brown sugar
  • 2 tablespoons cider vinegar
  • 1 tablespoon Worcestershire sauce

Directions

  • 1. In a large bowl, combine the first eight ingredients. Crumble beef over mixture and mix well. Shape into a loaf; place in an ungreased 11-in. x 7-in. baking dish.
  • 2. In a small bowl, combine the ketchup, water, brown sugar, vinegar and Worcestershire sauce; pour over meat loaf. Bake at 325° for 1 to 1-1/4 hours or until meat is no longer pink and a meat thermometer reads 160°. Let stand for 10 minutes before slicing. Yield: 6 servings.

Nutritional Facts

One serving (1 slice) equals 267 calories, 9 g fat (3 g saturated fat), 64 mg cholesterol, 910 mg sodium, 26 g carbohydrate, 2 g fiber, 21 g protein. Diabetic Exchanges: 3 lean meat, 1-1/2 starch.

Wine Pairings

Light-Bodied Red Wine

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