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Nutritional Info
  • Servings Per Recipe: 12
  • Amount Per Serving
  • Calories: 177.4
  • Total Fat: 6.8 g
  • Cholesterol: 78.7 mg
  • Sodium: 144.3 mg
  • Total Carbs: 10.5 g
  • Dietary Fiber: 1.1 g
  • Protein: 18.3 g

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Meat Loaf with applesauce

Submitted by: SHERLE
Meat Loaf with applesauce

Introduction

I prepare in small loaves so i can freeze individual loaves for later. ...the applesauce lightens the meat load without affecting the flavor or the texture! I prepare in small loaves so i can freeze individual loaves for later. ...the applesauce lightens the meat load without affecting the flavor or the texture!
Number of Servings: 12

Ingredients

    2 lbs. ground round
    1/2 cup chopped onion
    1 cup unsweetened applesauce
    1 cup quick oatmeal cereal (unflavored, unsweetened)
    4 slices 35 calorie bread
    1/4 cup ketchup
    2 eggs
    Salt Sense & pepper

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Directions

Combine all ingredients until well mixed.
Shape into 6 loaves.
Bake at 350 degrees F for 1 hour.

12 servings.
Note: I prepare meatloaf in this quantity so i can freeze individual loaves.

Number of Servings: 12

Recipe submitted by SparkPeople user SHERLE.






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  • Incredible!
    6 of 6 people found this review helpful
    I used ground turkey instead of beef & left out the ketchup. I calculated this w/ extra lean beef & no ketchup & it came out to 237 cal. (which is still great), but w/ 1 lb. 99% & one lb. 93% turkey & no ketchup it was 137 cal. per serving. (for anyone who cares). Also less fat & more protein. :) - 10/27/07

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  • Incredible!
    2 of 2 people found this review helpful
    This was really good. I halved the recipe and added about 1 TBSP of BBQ sauce. I topped with a little added ketchup. I omitted the onion, but used a lot of onion powder. Will definately make again. Thanks! - 10/3/09

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  • Incredible!
    2 of 2 people found this review helpful
    The whole family loved it. Grew up on meatloaf and now really like this version. It was a much lighter version then the old fashion country one. I used low carb ketchup to save some cal and carbs. Next time I will go with the leanest version of meat to save on the grease. - 2/1/09

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  • Incredible!
    2 of 2 people found this review helpful
    Thanks, Sherle!! this is a keeper recipe. I froze it in patties that I can put in the Foreman grill for quick servings. - 10/24/07

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  • Very Good
    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
    I skipped the applesauce and instead of ketchup I added BBQ Sauce. Then I baked it in a 9x13 baking dish for 45 minutes and drained the fat. Next I spread a can of tomato soup over the top and baked another 5 minutes. It was easy to cut the portions into the size I wanted. - 11/6/09

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  • Incredible!
    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
    I made this recipe with low carb ketchup (reduced sugar) rolled oats instead of quick oats and bread crumbs instead of the bread. I added the topping from the barbecue meatloaf recipe(again using reduced sugar, low carb ketchup) and splenda brown sugar. It was delicious! - 2/11/08

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  • Incredible!
    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
    Made it last night and my family loved it, including the kids! Cut the recipe in half and baked it in a glass loaf pan. Also added garlic. It had a unique flavor. Will definitely make it again. - 10/29/07

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  • Very Good
    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
    I did away with the eggs and added more applesauce, used more oatmeal and skipped the bread. My husband is very fussy, and I didn't think he would like it, but he said it was very good! Made it in muffin tins and froze the rest. We'll have this again! - 10/29/07

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  • Incredible!
    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
    I added a bit more spices, including garlic, celery, and a touch more ketchup. It was delicious and very moist. - 10/26/07

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  • 1 of 1 people found this review helpful
    I made this and made a few changes...instead of bread, I used all oatmeal, added more applesauce and only one egg. I used onion soup mix instead of chopped onions and used bbq sauce instead of ketchup. Also add garlic salt. I made it w/3# lean ground beef. It was great! - 10/25/07

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  • Very Good
    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
    I liked this recipe I made muffin loafs out of it and froze the extras now have 3 meals in the freezer to use later I also added extra oatmeal and left out the bread and added garlic I put tomato sauce in my regular meat loaf so I decreased the eggs by 1 and added it to this also - 10/23/07

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  • Incredible!
    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
    Very tasty and filling! - 9/20/07

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  • Would this hold together well enough to make meatballs? I do NOT fry my meatballs, but bake them on my sprayed broiler pan. But so often they DON'T hold their shape because they are too soft. Do you bake them half the time for muffin tins and maybe 20 minutes for meatballs? - 9/13/12

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  • loved it cooked in cast iron pan - 1/16/12

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  • Yummy for the calories, but I found it a little bland too. Will try to add some seasonings next time. - 9/4/11

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  • Ok, I used my apples from my tree peeled and chopped..also put in a half cup of celery. Liked the apple. - 8/23/10

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  • These are AWESOME! I did not use onions, but onion powder. I did skip the eggs for extra apple sauce, and use a little BBQ sauce. YUM YUM!! - 4/17/10

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  • I made meatloaf muffins with this recipe and they were good but still not as good as my favorite meatloaf recipe. - 4/14/10

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  • I used half ground turkey half ground round. Delicous. Thanks. - 3/26/10

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  • Amazing and quite simple to make, I added corn to it and substituted the bread for plain bread crumbs, worked out great! - 2/11/10

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  • 0 of 1 people found this review helpful
    Worth a try. - 1/28/10

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  • I wasn't sure how my family would like this since my husband is a meatloaf snob & my daughter hates meatloaf. I was pleasantly surprised that they BOTH liked it. My daughter even commented how she thought the applesauce made the difference. I made it in muffin tins. Perfect for 12 portions. - 1/17/10

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  • I will make it tonight. I like the idea of making small ones andfreezing them. - 1/7/10

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  • Wow Very few calories!!! Going to try soon. Looks yummy! - 11/23/09

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  • This sounda good will try on the weekend - 11/4/09

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