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Dig into meat loaf like you find in your local diner, homemade and partnered with mashed potatoes and gravy.
Yield: 6 servings
If you like bell pepper, onions, and celery in your meat loaf, you may find that it may remain pink even though the beef is cooked to 160 degrees F in the center. It's due to the natural nitrate content of these ingredients. So it is best to always check meat loaf with a thermometer to make sure it is thoroughly cooked. Cut a small slit near center of loaf; meat and juices should no longer be pink.
Substitution: Use ground turkey for the beef. Bake about 60 minutes or until a meat thermometer inserted in the center of the loaf reads 165 degrees F.
You can use 1/3 cup dry bread crumbs or 1/2 cup quick-cooking oats for the 2 slices bread. Just add it to the beef mixture.
Almost any size pan will work; just be sure the pan has sides to catch the juices that will accumulate while the meat loaf bakes.
Nutrition Information: 1 Serving (1 Servings) Calories 290 Calories from Fat 130), Total Fat 15g (Saturated Fat 6g, Trans Fat 1g), Cholesterol 125mg; Sodium 560mg; Total Carbohydrate 15g (Dietary Fiber 0g, Sugars 7g), Protein 23g
Exchanges: 1/2 Starch; 1/2 Other Carbohydrate
Carbohydrate Choices: 1
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.
Recipe and photo credit (used with permission): Betty Crocker