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What’s a healthy meatloaf recipe?

As a delicious alternative to a whole meatloaf, these mini versions are full of flavor, but low in carbs. Prepared with lean ground beef and whole grain bread crumbs, then seasoned with Worcestershire sauce and fresh thyme, Baby Meatloaves are also simple enough to make for a weeknight meal.

Baby Meatloaves

Ingredients

1 tsp olive oil
1/2 medium onion, finely chopped
2 tsp fresh thyme, chopped
1 lb lean ground beef (10% fat)
2 eggs, beaten
1 cup tomato sauce, low sodium, no sugar added, divided
1 tbsp tomato paste
2 tsp Worcestershire sauce
3/4 cup whole grain bread crumbs
1/8 tsp salt (optional)
1/8 tsp black pepper
1/4 cup unsweetened or reduced sugar ketchup
1 medium garlic clove, pressed
cooking spray

Directions
  • Preheat the oven to 375°F.
  • In large bowl, with hands, mix olive oil, onions, thyme, beef, beaten egg, 1/2 cup tomato sauce, tomato paste, bread crumbs, garlic, pepper, and salt, if desired.
  • Coat roasting pan with cooking spray. Divide meat mixture into four portions. Form into loaves. Place on prepared roasting pan. Bake 20 minutes.
  • While loaves are baking, in small saucepan, heat ketchup and remaining tomato sauce. Simmer over low heat for 5 minutes, stirring frequently.
  • Remove roasting pan from oven. Brush tomato-ketchup mixture over each meatloaf. Bake for 10 more minutes until meat thermometer reads 140°F for medium rare or 160°F for well done.
  • Remove from oven. Let rest for 5 minutes. Cut each loaf in half and serve.
Additional Information: These loaves freeze well uncooked or cooked. If whole grain bread crumbs are not available, they can be homemade by toasting one slice of bread, then grinding the cooled toasted bread in a food processor. One slice of bread yields about 1/3 cup of bread crumbs.

Makes 8 Servings

Amount Per Serving
Note: Optional items are not included in nutritional facts.
 
Calories 197.8
Total Carbs 11.6g
Dietary Fiber 0.9g
Sugars 3.2g
Total Fat 8.9g
Saturated Fat 3.1g
Unsaturated Fat 5.8g
Potassium 268.6g
Protein 16.6g
Sodium 203.9g

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