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

INGREDIENTS

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

METHOD


STEP 1

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.

STEP 2

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).


STEP 3

Let stand for 10 minutes before serving. Spoon off any fat. Cut into slices.

 

Nutrition Value

197 Kcal,

8.8g fat,

3.5g saturated fat,

0.7g fiber,

20.4g protein,

7.7g carbs