This meatloaf is lower in fat and full of flavor. Season it with onion, garlic, herbs, orange rind, and peppers. Try this healthier version of a family favorite, and make a great meal both parents and kids will enjoy.
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1 pound ground beef, extra lean
½ cup (4 ounces) tomato paste
¼ cup onion, chopped
¼ cup green peppers, chopped
¼ cup red peppers, chopped
1 cup tomatoes, fresh, blanched, chopped
½ teaspoon mustard, low sodium
¼ teaspoon ground black pepper
½ teaspoon hot pepper, chopped
2 cloves garlic, chopped
2 stalks scallion, chopped
½ teaspoon ground ginger
1/8 teaspoon ground nutmeg
1 teaspoon orange rind, grated
½ teaspoon thyme, crushed
¼ cup bread crumbs, finely grated
1. Mix all ingredients together.
2. Place in 1 pound loaf pan (preferably with drip rack) and bake covered at 350 degrees for 50 minutes.
3. Uncover pan and continue baking for 12 minutes. Serve and enjoy!
(Makes six 1 ¼ inch thick servings)
Saturated Fat: 3g
Source: Modified from Keep the Beat – Heart Healthy Recipes, from the National Heart, Lung and Blood Institute.