Old-Fashioned All-American Meat Loaf

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

Yield: 4 servings (serving size: 2 slices)
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Nutritional Information

Amount per serving
  • Calories: 223
  • Fat: 5.5g
  • Saturated fat: 1.5g
  • Monounsaturated fat: 2g
  • Polyunsaturated fat: 0.5g
  • Protein: 24.9g
  • Carbohydrate: 17.5g
  • Fiber: 1.9g
  • Cholesterol: 60mg
  • Iron: 2.7mg
  • Sodium: 471mg
  • Calcium: 12mg

Ingredients

  • 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}

Preparation

  1. 1. Preheat oven to 350°.
  2. 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. 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. 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.
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