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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.

Recipe by Cooking Light March 1996


Credit: Becky Luigart-Stayner; Styling: Jan Gautro, Laura Martin

Recipe Summary

6 servings (serving size: 1 slice)


Ingredient Checklist


Instructions Checklist
  • Preheat oven to 350°.

  • 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.

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

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

Nutrition Facts

220 calories; calories from fat 28%; fat 6.9g; saturated fat 2.4g; mono fat 2.9g; poly fat 0.5g; protein 27.4g; carbohydrates 10.8g; fiber 1.4g; cholesterol 101mg; iron 3.4mg; sodium 552mg; calcium 29mg.