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Mama's Meat Loaf

Photo: Becky Luigart-Stayner; Styling: Jan Gautro, Laura Martin
Yield 6 servings (serving size: 1 slice)
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.

Ingredients

  • 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

Nutrition 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

How to Make It

  1. Preheat oven to 350°.

  2. 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.

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

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