CLASSIC DINER MEAT LOAF
Here's a traditional recipe for a family favorite. Buy the leanest ground beef you can find for this home-style meat loaf.
MAKES 8 SERVING/ TOTAL TIME 1 HOUR 30 MINUTES
⅔ cup fat-free milk
½ cup refrigerated or frozen egg product, thawed
2 cups soft whole wheat bread crumbs
2 green onions, thinly sliced
1 tablespoon Worcestershire sauce
1 teaspoon dried thyme or oregano, crushed
¼ teaspoon salt
⅛ teaspoon ground black pepper
1 ½ pounds 90% or higher lean ground beef
¼ cup ketchup
1 tablespoon balsamic vinegar
1 clove garlic, minced
Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. Line a 2-quart rectangular baking dish with foil; set aside. In a large bowl, combine milk and egg. Stir in bread crumbs, green onion, Worcestershire sauce, thyme, salt, and pepper. Add ground beef; mix well. Shape meat mixture into an 8x5-inch rectangle in the prepared baking dish.
Bake for 50 minutes. Spoon off fat. Meanwhile, in a small bowl, combine ketchup, vinegar, and garlic. Spread over top of meat loaf. Bake about 10 minutes more or until meat is done (160 degrees F).
Let stand for 10 minutes before serving. Spoon off any fat. Cut into slices.
3.5g saturated fat,