Mama's Meat Loaf

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Mama's Meat LoafRecipe
Photo: Becky Luigart-Stayner; Styling: Jan Gautro, Laura Martin
This old-fashioned meat loaf is packed with tender chopped onion and bell pepper and topped with ketchup.   Serve with mashed potatoes and green beans for a meal that will remind you of Sunday dinner at Mama's table.
6 servings (serving size: 1 slice)


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1 cup chopped onion
1 cup chopped green bell pepper
3 tablespoons minced fresh parsley
1 teaspoon pepper
3/4 teaspoon salt
2 garlic cloves, minced
1 egg, lightly beaten
1 (1-ounce) slice white bread, torn into small pieces
1 1/2 pounds ground round
Vegetable cooking spray
1/3 cup ketchup


Preheat oven to 350°.

Combine first 8 ingredients in a large bowl, tossing to moisten bread. Crumble meat over onion mixture, and stir just until blended. Pack mixture into a 9 x 5-inch loaf pan coated with cooking spray. Spread ketchup over top of loaf. Bake at 350° for 1 hour or until meat loaf registers 160°. Let loaf stand in pan 10 minutes.

Remove meat loaf from pan; cut loaf into 6 slices.

Sandwich suggestion: Serve leftover slices on whole-wheat bread with mayonnaise, lettuce, and cheddar cheese.

Created date

June 2004

Nutritional Information

Calories 220
Caloriesfromfat 28 %
Fat 6.9 g
Satfat 2.4 g
Monofat 2.9 g
Polyfat 0.5 g
Protein 27.4 g
Carbohydrate 10.8 g
Fiber 1.4 g
Cholesterol 101 mg
Iron 3.4 mg
Sodium 552 mg
Calcium 29 mg