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Makeover Li’l Cheddar Meat Loaves

Total Time

Prep: 15 min. Bake: 25 min.

Makes

8 servings

My husband loves my mini meat loaves, but this family-favorite recipe wasn’t very healthy when I first received it. The Taste of Home Test Kitchen experts slashed the calories and fat while keeping the original’s tender and delicious qualities. —Jodie Mitchell, Denver, Pennsylvania
Makeover Li'l Cheddar Meat Loaves Recipe photo by Taste of Home

Ingredients

  • 2 large egg whites, beaten
  • 3/4 cup fat-free milk
  • 1 cup shredded reduced-fat cheddar cheese
  • 3/4 cup quick-cooking oats
  • 1 medium onion, chopped
  • 1 medium carrot, shredded
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 3/4 pound lean ground beef (90% lean)
  • 2/3 cup ketchup
  • 2 tablespoons brown sugar
  • 1-1/2 teaspoons prepared mustard

Directions

  1. In a large bowl, whisk egg whites and milk. Stir in the cheese, oats, onion, carrot and salt. Crumble beef over mixture and mix well.
  2. Shape into eight loaves; place in a 13x9-in. baking dish coated with cooking spray. In a small bowl, combine the ketchup, brown sugar and mustard; spoon over loaves.
  3. Bake, uncovered, at 350° for 25-30 minutes or until no pink remains and a thermometer reads 160°.

Nutrition Facts

1 meat loaf: 187 calories, 7g fat (3g saturated fat), 36mg cholesterol, 550mg sodium, 18g carbohydrate (11g sugars, 1g fiber), 15g protein. Diabetic Exchanges: 2 lean meat, 1 starch.

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