It was meat and potatoes night here at the Henricks/Friedhoff house … good old-fashioned meatloaf, mashed potatoes, and steamed green beans. But of course, this was healthy meatloaf and mashed potatoes … what else did you expect!
We recently found a meatloaf recipe in the September 2009 issue of Cooking Light, and while it cooked, we whipped up some quick and healthy mashed potatoes to go with it, while a side of steamed green beans rounded out the meal.
For the meatloaf recipe, we used ground beef from American Grass Fed Beef in Doniphan, Missouri … so not only was it healthy meatloaf, it was happy meatloaf too.
The meatloaf was a bit crumbly, but the flavor was wonderful; I can’t wait to have the leftovers at lunch tomorrow. This is definitely another healthy recipe for our repetoire!
Quick Meat Loaf
1/3 cup chopped green onions
3 tablespoons dry breadcrumbs
2 teaspoons minced garlic
1/2 teaspoon salt
1/2 teaspoon dry mustard
1/4 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper
1/4 teaspoon crushed red pepper
1 pound ground sirloin
1 large egg, lightly beaten
6 tablespoons ketchup, divided
1. Preheat oven to 400°F.
2. Combine first 9 ingredients in a large bowl; add 1/4 cup ketchup. Mix beef mixture with hands just until combined. Shape beef mixture into a 9 x 4–inch loaf on a broiler pan coated with cooking spray.
3. Bake at 400° for 20 minutes. Brush top of meat loaf with remaining 2 tablespoons ketchup. Bake 7 additional minutes or until done. Slice loaf into 8 equal pieces.
Makes 4 servings; serving size = 2 slices: calories 267; fat 13.1 g; protein 25.6 g; carbohydrates 10.8 g; fiber: 0.7 g; Weight Watchers points = 6.
Quick Mashed Potatoes for Two
8 ounces new potatoes, peeled
1 tablespoon butter
2 tablespoons 2% milk
Salt and pepper to taste
1. Boil potatoes in water until fork tender.
2. Mash potatoes with butter and milk until creamy.
3. Add salt and pepper to taste.
Makes 2 servings; Weight Watchers points per serving = 4.