Monday, February 13, 2012

Low fat Meatloaf

At some point in history I had a recipe for meatloaf. Since then, I kind of created my own based on trial and error. I am back on weight watchers (again) so this is very point friendly meal (as long as you don't eat the mashed potatoes, bread, ect with it, ha). Everyone in my house loves this meat loaf, including all 3 picky toddlers. I make it with 2 lbs of beef because my husband loves to make leftover meatloaf sandwhiches to take for lunch, yum.

1/2 onion
1/2 cup Italian seasoned bread crumbs
2 tbsp Worcestershire sauce
1 egg
1/2 cup Ketchup
1 tbsp of garlic powder
2lbs lean ground beef (I use the Laura's lean beef 92/8, I dont recommend going leaner than that, yuck)

Okay, so first dice up the onion and saute it until it is nice and translucent (I used a touch of oil for this).  Set the onion aside and let it cool.  Now, have your adorable toddler sized helper add the ingredients together in a mixing bowl.  Watch said toddler "freak out" when you mix it by hand.  But, sorry a spoon just does not cut it for this.  Lastly add the cooled onion. Mix it all up.

Shape into a loaf on a foil line baking sheet (it can ooze deliciousness while cooking).  Next add some Ketchup swirls for extra pizzazz.  Bake at 375 for 50 minutes, depending on how wide you make your loaf it may take longer.  I recommend a meat thermometer until you get an internal temp of 160.

Cook, slice and enjoy.