Thursday, February 23, 2012

Mr. Meatloaf

One of my favorite meals to make (especially in the colder months) is this healthy meatloaf.  I got the recipe long ago when my parents were South Beach Diet devotees, but we've continued to make it since then because it's easy, delicious and healthy!  I usually double the recipe because it's hard to find ground turkey in small packages and we just eat it as leftovers all week.  

The main reason I like meatloaf is because it's a wonderful vehicle for ketchup (my second favorite food).

The Loaf I made this past weekend.

Meatloaf Full O'Vegetables
Serves 6
1 tablespoon extra-virgin olive oil or vegetable oil
1 onion, chopped
1/2 red bell pepper, chopped
1/2 green bell pepper, chopped
1/2 pound extra-lean ground beef
1/2 pound ground turkey breast
1 cup chunky salsa
1 egg, beaten
3/4 teaspoon salt
1/2 teaspoon ground black pepper
1 clove garlic, minced
1/2 cup cooked brown rice
Cook rice ahead of time. Preheat the oven to 350° F.
Heat the oil in a small skillet over medium heat. Add the onion and bell peppers and cook for 5 minutes, or until tender.
In a large bowl, combine the beef, turkey, salsa, egg, salt, black pepper, and garlic. Stir in the vegetables and rice. Place the mixture in a round baking dish and pat into an oblong loaf.
Bake for 45 minutes, or until a thermometer inserted in the center registers 160° F and the meat is no longer pink.
Nutritional information
Per serving:
225 calories
10 g fat (3 g sat)
16 g carbohydrate
17 g protein
1 g dietary fiber
366 mg sodium
79 mg cholesterol

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