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Photo: Ryan Benyi; Styling: Lynn Miller Photo by: Photo: Ryan Benyi; Styling: Lynn Miller

Southwestern Meat Loaf

All You MARCH 2010

  • Yield: Serves 8
  • Cook time:1 Hour
  • Prep time:15 Minutes
  • Cost Per Serving:$1.80

Ingredients

  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 1 small onion, finely chopped
  • 1/2 red bell pepper, stemmed, seeded and finely chopped
  • 1 cup frozen corn
  • 2 pounds ground beef (90 percent lean)
  • 1 cup dry bread crumbs
  • 1 large egg
  • 1 cup plain yogurt (not nonfat)
  • 1/2 cup finely chopped fresh cilantro
  • 1 tablespoon chili powder
  • 1 teaspoon cumin
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon pepper
  • 3 tablespoons ketchup, optional

Preparation

1. Preheat oven to 375ºF. Line a baking sheet with heavy-duty foil.

2. Warm oil in a skillet over medium-high heat. Add onion and bell pepper and cook, stirring, until softened, about 5 minutes. Stir in corn; sauté 2 minutes. Transfer to a large bowl to let cool slightly.

3. Add beef, bread crumbs, egg, yogurt, cilantro, chili powder, cumin, salt and pepper to bowl. Mix gently until well combined; do not overmix. Transfer to baking sheet and shape into a 12-by-4-inch loaf.

4. Bake until an instant-read thermometer inserted into center registers 160ºF, about 1 hour. Spread with ketchup, if desired, and let stand 10 minutes before slicing and serving.

Nutritional Information

Amount per serving
  • Calories: 327
  • Fat: 16g
  • Saturated fat: 6g
  • Protein: 28g
  • Carbohydrate: 18g
  • Fiber: 2g
  • Cholesterol: 104mg
  • Sodium: 644mg
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