Home-Style Meatloaf (adapted from WholeFoods.com)
Meatloaf is one of my husband’s FAVORITE things to eat. I, on the other hand, don’t really care for it. But, since today was spring cleaning day at my house, I knew I wasn’t going to have a lot of time to prepare a fancy dinner.
I found this recipe on the whole foods app for my iPhone. Whole foods is pretty much one of my fave places to grocery shop, but since the one here isn’t opening up until May, I made due with similar ingredients that I already had in my cupboards.
This is one meatloaf I will recommend again and again!
2 pounds lean ground beef
1/2 cup multi-grain cracker crumbs
1 yellow onion, 1/2 chopped, 1/2 thinly sliced, divided
1 cup grated carrots
1 egg, lightly beaten
1 (15-ounce) can tomato sauce, divided
2 to 3 teaspoons yellow mustard
1 tablespoon Worcestershire sauce
Salt and pepper to taste
2 teaspoons brown sugar
Preheat oven to 400°F. Lightly grease a 9-inch loaf pan with cooking spray; set aside.
In a large bowl, combine beef, cracker crumbs, chopped onion, carrots, egg, 1/4 cup tomato sauce, mustard, Worcestershire, salt and pepper. Transfer mixture to prepared pan. In a small bowl, combine remaining tomato sauce with sugar. Pour sauce over the meatloaf and scatter sliced onions over the top, if desired.
Arrange pan on a small baking sheet and bake until cooked through and deep golden brown, about 1 hour. Set aside to let cool for 10 minutes before slicing and serving.
Per serving: 250 calories (120 from fat), 13g total fat, 5g saturated fat, 95mg cholesterol, 540mg sodium, 10g total carbohydrate (2g dietary fiber, 5g sugar), 22g protein
Photo: courtesy of wholefoods.com/recipes