Good & healthy meatloaf. The only thing I didn't like was the pasta sauce. It was on the sweet side and made the meatloaf sweet too, which was weird. It might be zestier/better with a marinara type sauce instead. I used ground turkey, which I always do with meatloaf etc., and the texture was perfectly moist and juicy. Omitted the pork, which I LOVE, but I was trying to keep it on the light side. I will try it again, only with a different sauce.
For an equally flavorful, lower-fat version, try the Herb-and-Veggie Turkey Loaf. Shorten prep time by using jarred minced garlic and preshredded carrots, which you can also use in Salad With Red Grapefruit-Lemon Vinaigrette. Pair meatloaf with your favorite refrigerated or frozen mashed potatoes prepared with reduced-fat milk.
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Stand: 10 Minutes
- Calories: 240
- Calories from fat: 46%
- Fat: 12.2g
- Saturated fat: 4.1g
- Monounsaturated fat: 3.5g
- Polyunsaturated fat: 0.9g
- Protein: 21g
- Carbohydrate: 12g
- Fiber: 3.3g
- Cholesterol: 65mg
- Iron: 3.4mg
- Sodium: 670mg
- Calcium: 88mg
- 1 medium onion, chopped
- 1 teaspoon minced garlic
- 2 teaspoons canola or vegetable oil
- 1 cup shredded carrots
- 1 cup roasted garlic-and-herb pasta sauce, divided
- 1 1/2 pounds extra-lean ground beef
- 8 ounces 50%-less-fat fresh pork sausage
- 1 (10-ounce) package frozen chopped spinach, thawed and drained
- 1/2 cup uncooked regular oats
- 2 teaspoons Italian seasoning
- 1 1/4 teaspoons salt
- 1 teaspoon pepper
- 1 large egg, lightly beaten
- Vegetable cooking spray
- Additional roasted garlic-and-herb pasta sauce (optional)
- Sauté onion and garlic in hot oil in a large nonstick skillet over medium-high heat 3 minutes. Add carrots, and sauté 3 to 4 minutes or until onion is tender; cool slightly.
- Combine onion mixture, 1/2 cup pasta sauce, beef, and next 7 ingredients in a large bowl until blended. Shape mixture into a 10- x 5-inch loaf. Place on a rack coated with cooking spray; place rack in broiler pan coated with cooking spray.
- Bake at 350° for 45 minutes. Spread remaining 1/2 cup pasta sauce over loaf, and bake 10 to 15 more minutes or until a thermometer inserted into thickest portion registers 155°. Cover loosely with aluminum foil, and let stand 10 minutes. Serve with additional pasta sauce, if desired.
- Note: For testing purposes only, we used Prego Roasted Garlic-and-Herb Pasta Sauce.
- Herb-and-Veggie Turkey Loaf: Substitute 2 pounds lean ground turkey for beef and pork. Proceed with recipe as directed.
- Calories 203 (25% from fat); Fat 5.6g (sat 1.5g, mono 1g, poly 0.6g); Protein 26g; Carb 12g; Fiber 3.3g; Chol 82mg; Iron 2.4mg; Sodium 884mg; Calc 83mg.
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