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Mama's Meat Loaf

Categories: Comfort Foods, Low-calorie, Low-fat
Type: Main Dishes

Three steps take this meatloaf from the freezer to the table. Oats and vegetables cut down on the fat!

Serves: 8 servings


  • LOAF
  • 1 1/2 pounds 95% lean ground beef
  • 1 cup finely chopped fresh mushrooms
  • 1/2 cup finely chopped onion
  • 1/2 cup finely chopped green bell pepper
  • 1/2 cup quick-cooking oats
  • 1/4 cup grated nonfat or regular Parmesan cheese
  • 3 egg whites
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons crushed fresh garlic
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons dried Italian seasoning
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground black pepper
  • 1 can (8 ounces) tomato sauce, divided
  • 1 teaspoon sugar
  • 1/2 teaspoon Italian seasoning

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  1. Place all of the loaf ingredients and 3 tablespoons of the tomato sauce in a large bowl, and mix well. Coat a 9-x-5-inch meat loaf pan with nonstick cooking spray, and press the mixture into the pan to form a loaf.
  2. Bake uncovered at 350°F for 35 minutes. Place the remaining tomato sauce, the sugar, and the Italian seasoning in a small bowl, stir to mix, and pour over the meat loaf. Bake for 30 additional minutes, or until the meat is no longer pink inside and a meat thermometer registers 160ºF.
  3. Remove the loaf from the oven, and let sit for 10 minutes before slicing and serving.

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Excerpted from The Best-Kept Secrets of Healthy Cooking by Sandra Woodruff, R.D. Copyright � 2000 by Sandra Woodruff.

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