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Nutritional Info
  • Servings Per Recipe: 8
  • Amount Per Serving
  • Calories: 280.2
  • Total Fat: 13.0 g
  • Cholesterol: 93.6 mg
  • Sodium: 236.4 mg
  • Total Carbs: 15.1 g
  • Dietary Fiber: 1.5 g
  • Protein: 24.4 g

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Stephanie's sweet cheat meatloaf

Submitted by: KATYSMOM26

Introduction

I couldn't get my husband to eat traditional meatloaf, so I played around with different things until I came up with this. I originally made it with ground chuck, but we are trying to be healthier so I switched it up, I cut down the sauce and used leaner meats. This recipe feeds my family of 7 I couldn't get my husband to eat traditional meatloaf, so I played around with different things until I came up with this. I originally made it with ground chuck, but we are trying to be healthier so I switched it up, I cut down the sauce and used leaner meats. This recipe feeds my family of 7
Number of Servings: 8

Ingredients

    2.25 pounds Ground meat. I am using a combination of equal parts lean beef and turkey but you can use whatever works best for you.
    4 slices of 100% whole wheat bread
    1 egg
    2 tbsp. Extra virgin olive oil

    Sauce:
    1 tbsp. grape jam
    3 tbsp. barbeque sauce
    2 tsp Worcestershire sauce
    1 tsp yellow mustard
    seasonings to taste ( salt, pepper, Mrs. dash) depends what you like.

Tips

If you change ingredients around don't forget the nutritional info will change. The way I used to make this had almost 500 calories per serving. now it is down to 280. I don't think this is the healthiest recipe but, it is a lot better than it used to be, and it is super yummy ( at least my family thinks so) Serve with veggies ( or shred some up and mix them in)


Directions

I usually make the bread first. brush each slice with the olive oil on both sides. just a little is needed. I sometime add a little garlic powder as well. Place on a cookie sheet and bake at 350 for about 5 minutes or until toasted (flip once during baking) remove from oven and chop into to small cubes.

whisk all sauce ingredients together, until combined

In a separate bowl mix together both meats, ( I usually use my hands for this) the cubes of bread you toasted, the egg, and a spoonful or 2 of the sauce. Don't over work it, this will make it tough. Just mix enough to combine.

Line a cookie sheet with foil. Shape mixture into a flat shaped loaf. It should take up most of your pan with an inch or 2 of space at the sides. the loaf will only be about an inch tall.

Brush remainder of sauce on top and around edges of your loaf. Bake at 350 for 35-45 minutes. ( I use a meat thermometer to know when it is done)

Serving Size: makes a large flat loaf divided into 8 even slices

Number of Servings: 8

Recipe submitted by SparkPeople user KATYSMOM26.






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