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My Take on Mom’s Meat Loaf

Here's a lower-in-fat-and-salt take on my mother's original recipe. I substituted fresh ingredients like garlic, mushrooms and onions for dried onion soup mix and garlic powder, etc. It's still dense, hearty and tastes like home. —Brenda Moehringer, Gansevoort, New York
  • Total Time
    Prep: 20 min. Bake: 35 min. + standing
  • Makes
    4 servings


  • 1 egg white
  • 1 tablespoon steak sauce
  • 1 tablespoon Worcestershire sauce
  • 5 medium fresh mushrooms, finely chopped
  • 1/2 cup seasoned bread crumbs
  • 1/3 cup finely chopped sweet onion
  • 2 tablespoons grated Parmesan cheese
  • 2 garlic cloves, minced
  • 1 teaspoon dried sage leaves
  • 1/2 teaspoon pepper
  • 1/8 teaspoon salt
  • 1 pound lean ground beef (90% lean)
  • Barbecue sauce, optional


  • In a large bowl, combine the first 11 ingredients. Crumble beef over mixture and mix well. Shape into a loaf; place in an 11x7-in. baking dish coated with cooking spray.
  • Bake, uncovered, at 350° for 35-40 minutes or until no pink remains and a thermometer reads 160°. Let stand for 10 minutes before slicing. Drizzle with barbecue sauce if desired.
Nutrition Facts
2 slice: 264 calories, 11g fat (4g saturated fat), 71mg cholesterol, 503mg sodium, 15g carbohydrate (2g sugars, 1g fiber), 26g protein. Diabetic Exchanges: 3 lean meat, 1 starch, 1 fat.

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  • DuckyD
    Sep 17, 2016

    I made this exactly as written a couple of weeks ago., right down to the pictured zucchini and corn side dish. Both my son and I enjoyed it.

  • tkapp2010
    Oct 14, 2011

    My husband and I loved it and it also makes great leftovers!

  • msdaisey
    Oct 11, 2011

    did not add mushrooms(hubby doesn't like)pretty good .I used ground chicken & Ithink it made it a little tough

  • jbug827
    Mar 7, 2011

    No comment left

  • MelanieDean
    Jul 22, 2010

    Husband and I thought it tasted funny. I don't think the sage or the mushrooms work very well in this recipe. Also, steak sauce and Worcestershire both?? Won't make again.

  • Angel_Food
    Nov 9, 2009

    This was good but a couple family members thought it had too much seasoning. I doubled the recipe and froze one.

  • carmenbcoe
    Aug 12, 2009

    No comment left

  • Missybug
    Jul 12, 2009

    Very nice meatloaf. Did not have the mushrooms, but it was great. Served it w/ TOH Veggie Tossed Salad and yukon gold potatoes. Low carb was the reason I tried the meatloaf.