Wednesday, August 14, 2013

A Healthier Meatloaf

A few years back I tried finding the perfect healthy meatloaf recipe.
What I found was that most healthier meatloaf recipes I tried were BLAND and DRY.
Finally, after some experimenting and combining a few favorite parts of some recipes I came up with this recipe which became my go to meatloaf recipe.
This is one of my most requested recipes...it is quick, easy, kid friendly, moist, tasty and most of all a healthy alternative to regular meatloaf.
Enjoy!

Meatloaf
Serves  6

Ingredients
3/4  cup  ketchup, divided ( I like Simply Heinz Ketchup)
1/2  cup  quick-cooking oats
1/4  cup  minced fresh onion
2  tablespoons  chopped fresh parsley
1 1/2  tablespoons  brown sugar
1/4  teaspoon sea salt
1/4  teaspoon fresh ground black pepper
2  large egg whites, lightly beaten
1 1/2  pounds 93/7 ground beef
Cooking spray


Preparation

Preheat oven to 350°.
  1. Combine 1/2 cup ketchup and next seven ingredients (oats through egg whites) in a   large bowl.
  2. Add meat; stir just until blended.
  3. Shape meat mixture into a loaf and place on a broiler pan coated with cooking spray.
  4.  Brush 1/4 cup ketchup over meat loaf.
  5. Bake at 350° for 1 hour and 10 minutes.
  6. Cook to an internal temperature of 165 degrees for 15 seconds.
Let meatloaf 10 minutes before slicing.

NOTE: To save time place the onion and parsley leaves in a food processor and pulse until onion is minced and parsley is chopped. Add the oats, brown sugar, salt, pepper and egg whites to the food processor and pulse until ingredients are mixed. Put ground beef in a bowl and hand mix the ingredients from the food processor into the ground beef. Continue on with step 3, above.