Old-Fashioned All-American Meat Loaf

Old-Fashioned All-American Meat LoafRecipe
Photo: Oxmoor House

Cider vinegar and Worcestershire sauce add zing to the tomato topping on this homey loaf.


4 servings (serving size: 2 slices)

Recipe from

Oxmoor House

Nutritional Information

Calories 223
Fat 5.5 g
Satfat 1.5 g
Monofat 2 g
Polyfat 0.5 g
Protein 24.9 g
Carbohydrate 17.5 g
Fiber 1.9 g
Cholesterol 60 mg
Iron 2.7 mg
Sodium 471 mg
Calcium 12 mg


2 large egg whites
1/2 teaspoon salt, divided
1/2 teaspoon black pepper
1 pound extra-lean ground beef
1/2 cup finely chopped green bell pepper
1/2 cup finely chopped onion
1 (8-ounce) can no-salt-added tomato sauce, divided
1 (2-ounce) slice gluten-free bread, torn into 4 pieces
Cooking spray
1 tablespoon sugar
2 teaspoons cider vinegar
2 teaspoons Worcestershire sauce {Check for Gluten}


1. Preheat oven to 350°.

2. Combine egg whites, 1/4 teaspoon salt, and pepper in a large bowl, stirring with a whisk. Add beef, bell pepper, onion, and 1/2 cup tomato sauce to egg mixture. Place bread pieces in a food processor; process until fine crumbs form. Add crumbs to beef mixture, mixing with hands just until combined. Shape beef mixture into an 8 x 5–inch loaf. Place on a foil-lined baking sheet coated with cooking spray.

3. Combine remaining tomato sauce, remaining 1/4 teaspoon salt, sugar, vinegar, and Worcestershire sauce in a small bowl, stirring with a spoon. Reserve 2 tablespoons tomato sauce mixture. Spoon remaining sauce mixture over top of loaf.

4. Bake at 350° for 45 minutes or until done. Remove from oven, and spoon reserved sauce over meat loaf. Let stand 10 minutes before cutting into 8 slices.