Cowboy-Style "Meat Loaf"

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Kidney beans and mashed potatoes are the hearty base to this zesty 'meatless loaf,' which is made flavorful with lots of peppers, barbecue sauce, and cilanttro.
6 servings


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2 teaspoons olive oil
1 cup chopped onion
1/2 cup chopped celery
1/2 cup diced green bell pepper
1/2 cup diced red bell pepper
1 1/2 teaspoons ground cumin
2 garlic cloves, minced
1 jalapeño pepper, seeded and chopped
1/2 cup barbecue sauce, divided
2 cups mashed cooked peeled baking potato (about 1 pound uncooked potatoes)
1 cup regular oats
1/4 cup minced fresh cilantro
1/4 cup ketchup
1 tablespoon Dijon mustard
1/2 teaspoon salt
1/2 teaspoon pepper
1 (16-ounce) can kidney beans, drained and mashed
Cooking spray
3/4 cup (3 ounces) shredded reduced-fat sharp cheddar cheese


Preheat oven to 375°.

Heat oil in a large nonstick skillet over medium-high heat. Add onion and next 6 ingredients (onion through jalapeño); sauté 3 minutes. Stir in 1/4 cup barbecue sauce, potato, and the next 7 ingredients (potato through beans). Spoon the potato mixture into a 9 x 5-inch loaf pan coated with cooking spray. Bake at 375° for 30 minutes. Brush 1/4 cup barbecue sauce over loaf, and sprinkle with cheese. Bake an additional 10 minutes or until done.

Created date

April 2002

Nutritional Information

Calories 266
Caloriesfromfat 21 %
Fat 6.3 g
Satfat 2.1 g
Monofat 2.4 g
Polyfat 0.9 g
Protein 12.7 g
Carbohydrate 41.2 g
Fiber 5.4 g
Cholesterol 9 mg
Iron 3.3 mg
Sodium 765 mg
Calcium 178 mg