We add white cheddar cheese to this comfort-food favorite making it seem more indulgent than it actually is at less than 300 calories per serving (no joke!).
1 ounce fresh breadcrumbs (about 1/2 cup)
1 cup chopped onion
2 garlic cloves, chopped
1/2 cup ketchup, divided
1/4 cup chopped fresh parsley
2 tablespoons grated Parmesan cheese
1 tablespoon prepared horseradish
1 tablespoon Dijon mustard
3/4 teaspoon dried oregano
1/4 teaspoon salt
1/4 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper
3 ounces white cheddar cheese, diced
1 1/2 pounds ground sirloin
1 large egg, lightly beaten
How to Make It
Preheat oven to 425°.
Heat a skillet over medium-high heat. Add breadcrumbs; cook 3 minutes or until toasted, stirring frequently.
While breadcrumbs cook, heat a large skillet over medium-high heat. Coat pan with cooking spray. Add onion and garlic; sauté 3 minutes. Combine onion mixture, breadcrumbs, 1/4 cup ketchup, and remaining ingredients. Shape into 6 (4 x 2-inch) loaves on a broiler pan coated with cooking spray; spread 2 teaspoons ketchup over each. Bake at 425° for 25 minutes or until done.
This recipe originally ran in Cooking Light January, 2011 and was updated for the November, 2012 25th anniversary issue.
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Very tasty. I just made a regular sized meat loaf vs. the individual loafs, cooking at 425 for 45 minutes, rest for 5 minutes. DH used the last of the horseraddish before I got to it so I substituted wasabi and it was great! The white cheddar really makes it. Served with mashed potatoes and steamed broccoli.
I've made this several times. Delicious! I don't add the ketchup on top, and I use ground chicken or turkey instead beef. I'm on WW, so love that these are delicious, filling, and (fairly) low-cal. I freeze the extras--perfect for a quick dinner as long as I remember to put in fridge in the a.m.
Not sure this is really a 'special occasion' dish.. but when you add in the automatic portion control and the barely 15 minutes of hands-on time.. I'll bump the rating. Will definitely stay in my 'keeper' file.
Possibly the best meat loaf I have ever had. I used 2 lbs of ground beef, but used the listed amount of everything else. I had no fresh bread on hand, so I used panko bread crumbs, and added three shakes of Worcestershire sauce. I'm not a big fan of baked on ketchup, so I left that off (although, I may try a little BBQ sauce next time). Served with a brown rice medley, and a simple salad of tomato, cucumber, and shaved carrots.
I must have done something wrong, because there was more cheese on the baking sheet than in the loaves. Good flavor. Bake 25 minutes only!! Rest 5 minutes only or they dry out. BBQ sauce on the top worked well.
This is a great recipe and everyone in the family enjoyed it, kids included. I added some shaved carrot as well to get some more veggies in. I've made it both toasting the breadcrumbs and precooking the onion and not. It doesn't make a big difference, so you can save time by just adding store bought bread crumbs and raw onion and garlic. My husband was shocked that the ground beef was 90/10 and there was no sausage. yet there is so much flavor and juice.
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