Wednesday, April 8, 2015

Taste of Home: Light and Tasty Basic Meat Loaf

Let me start with saying that meatloaf is not one of my favorite dishes. It's hardly ever something I'm like "man...I could really go for some meat loaf."

However, husband is this type of person and he was in the mood for it. I looked up the section of my Taste of Home Cookbook that was Light and Tasty and was pleased to find this for only 228 calories per serving. I may have even brought that down a bit by using almond milk and Sara Lee 45 calorie whole wheat bread.

Here's the link to the recipe:

The best part is that it is so easy to make- most of it is in the cooking time. Like I said I used almond milk and low calorie wheat bread for this.

I think that the biggest secret to making this low calorie is that you just use the egg whites instead of the yolk. Milk, egg yolk, and shredded pieces of bread and let soak for about 5 min.

Add a bunch of the seasonings as well as the lean ground beef enjoy mixing that all up into a heaping loaf.

Here it is looking loafy in a glass baking dish!
Let it bake for about 60 min.

After it has baked, take out the loaf (and drain) and lather it in ketchup or bbq sauce (bbq sauce is pictured below but I actually prefer ketchup on this)  then put it back in the oven for about ten more minutes.

And voila! A meat loaf. The most surprising part, other than being low calorie, is it is actually really delicious and goes very well with mashed potatoes =)