Classic Meatloaf

Classic Meatloaf
Source: The Perfect Diabetes Comfort Food Collection. Recipe Credit: . Photo Credit: Renee Comet.
Summary

Author Robyn Webb:"Ask anyone about childhood food memories and meatloaf is usually mentioned. We owned a collection of loaf pans when I was growing up, but my mom used them more for baking bread than forming meatloaves. She was the one who taught me to form a meatloaf into an oblong shape on a baking sheet, which let the air circulate all the way around the loaf to produce those crusty edges."

This recipe from The Perfect Diabetes Comfort Food Collection, by Robyn S. Webb. To order directly from the American Diabetes Association, click here.

  • Prep time
    20 min
  • Cook time
    55 min
  • Servings
    6 Servings
  • Serving size
    3 ounces (approx. 1 1/2 inches thick)
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Nutrition Facts

Nutrition Facts

6 Servings

  • Serving Size
    3 ounces (approx. 1 1/2 inches thick)
  • Amount per serving Calories 210

  • Total Fat 7g
    • Saturated Fat 2.5g
    • Trans Fat 0g
  • Cholesterol 75mg
  • Sodium 440mg
  • Total Carbohydrate 17g
    • Dietary Fiber 2g
    • Total Sugars 5g
  • Protein 21g
  • Potassium 480mg
  • Phosphorus 250mg
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Ingredients

Ingredients

  • olive oil
    2
  • small onion (minced)
    1
  • green or red bell pepper (finely minced)
    1/3 cup
  • mushrooms (chopped)
    4 oz
  • garlic (minced)
    2 clove
  • Italian seasoning
    1 tsp
  • sea salt
    1/4 tsp
  • freshly ground black pepper
    1/4 tsp
  • ground beef (95% lean)
    1 lbs
  • egg(s) (beaten)
    1
  • whole-wheat panko breadcrumbs
    1 cup
  • milk (fat-free)
    1 cup
  • Worcestershire sauce
    2
  • liquid smoke (optional)
    1/2 tsp
  • ketchup (sugar-free, such as Walden Farms)
    1/3 cup
  • Dijon mustard
    1 1/2 tbsp
  • brown sugar
    1 tsp
Directions

Directions

  1. Preheat the oven to 375°F. Line a baking sheet with parchment paper. Set aside.

  2. Heat the oil in a medium skillet over medium heat. Sauté the onion for 3 minutes. Add in the green pepper and mushrooms and sauté for 3 minutes. Add in the garlic, Italian seasoning, salt, and pepper and sauté for 1 minute.

  3. Add the onion mixture to a bowl, and let cool for 2 minutes. Add in the beef, egg, breadcrumbs, milk, Worcestershire sauce, and liquid smoke, if using. Mix gently, do not over handle the meat.

  4. Place the mixture onto the prepared baking sheet and form into an oblong loaf. Combine the ketchup, mustard, and brown sugar and pour over the meatloaf.

  5. Bake the meatloaf for 40-45 minutes until cooked through. Remove from the oven and let the meatloaf rest 5-7 minutes prior to slicing.

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