Save on Pinterest

Bean and Meat Loaf

When I make meat loaf, I usually just mix together whatever I have on hand. One time I added leftover kidney beans I had in the fridge, and my family loved the meat loaf's soft texture. Now it's our favorite. —Patricia Zwerk of Tucson, Arizona
  • Total Time
    Prep: 15 min. Bake: 70 min.
  • Makes
    12 servings


  • 2 eggs, lightly beaten
  • 1-1/2 cups ketchup, divided
  • 1 can (16 ounces) kidney beans, rinsed, drained and mashed
  • 1 cup seasoned bread crumbs
  • 1 large onion, chopped
  • 1 celery rib, chopped
  • 2 teaspoons Worcestershire sauce
  • 1 teaspoon salt-free lemon-pepper seasoning
  • 1/2 teaspoon seasoned salt
  • 2-1/2 pounds lean ground beef (90% lean)
  • 1/2 cup water


  • In a large bowl, combine the eggs, 1 cup ketchup, beans, bread crumbs, onion, celery, Worcestershire sauce, lemon-pepper and seasoned salt; crumble beef over mixture and mix well.
  • Shape into two loaves. Place in a 13x9-in. baking dish coated with cooking spray.
  • In a bowl, combine water and remaining ketchup; pour over meat loaves. Bake, uncovered, at 325° for 70 minutes or until meat is no longer pink and a thermometer reads 160°.
Nutrition Facts
1 slice: 267 calories, 10g fat (4g saturated fat), 70mg cholesterol, 853mg sodium, 21g carbohydrate (0 sugars, 2g fiber), 24g protein. Diabetic Exchanges: 3 lean meat, 1-1/2 starch.

Recommended Video


Click stars to rate
Average Rating:
  • MrsKase
    May 15, 2014

    I used this recipe to make meatballs in my pressure cooker, very good. I made some changes only out of what was in my pantry, I used black eyed peas instead of kidney (nothing wrong with kidney I just only had black eyed peas), I only had one pound of ground beef so I just doubled the bean amount and I had no bread crumbs so I used cracker crumbs (l had a box of Matzos in cupboard). I think meatballs are gonna become a regular meal in our home now, they only take 20 minutes to cook in the pressure cooker. thanks.

  • trisha6623
    Jan 10, 2010

    This was just excellent. It was moist and yummy. The Kidney beans really add a nice texture. Plus it freezes really well. Will definiately make again.

  • sbuffman
    Feb 5, 2008

    No comment left

  • Michelle
    Dec 6, 2005

    No comment left