Mama's Meat Loaf

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.

Yield: 6 servings (serving size: 1 slice)
Recipe from Cooking Light

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Nutritional Information

Amount per serving
  • Calories: 220
  • Calories from fat: 28%
  • Fat: 6.9g
  • Saturated fat: 2.4g
  • Monounsaturated fat: 2.9g
  • Polyunsaturated fat: 0.5g
  • Protein: 27.4g
  • Carbohydrate: 10.8g
  • Fiber: 1.4g
  • Cholesterol: 101mg
  • Iron: 3.4mg
  • Sodium: 552mg
  • Calcium: 29mg

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

Preparation

  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.
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