In revisiting this classic, we put the meat back in the "loaf" by using ultra-lean ground beef and turkey. With fresh whole-wheat breadcrumbs and beer-simmered sweet onions, you’ll never notice the missing fat.
|Prep Time:||10 minutes|
|Ready in:||2 hours|
|Yield:||8 servings, one 1-inch slice each|
|Ease of Prep:||Easy|
|2 teaspoons canola oil|
|1 medium sweet onion , chopped (2 cups)|
|1 12-ounce bottle dark or amber beer|
|1 teaspoon dried thyme leaves|
|1 teaspoon dry mustard|
|3/4 teaspoon salt|
|Freshly ground pepper to taste|
|1 1/4 pounds lean ground beef|
|1 1/4 pounds lean ground turkey|
|1 cup fresh whole-wheat breadcrumbs (see Tip)|
|1/4 cup chopped fresh parsley|
|1 large egg , lightly beaten|
|1 egg white , lightly beaten|
- Preheat oven to 375°F. Coat an 8 1/2-by-4 1/2-inch loaf pan with cooking spray.
- Heat oil in a large nonstick skillet over medium-high heat. Add onion and cook, stirring often, until translucent and starting to brown, about 5 minutes. Pour in beer and increase heat to high. Bring to a vigorous boil; cook until the liquid is quite syrupy and the mixture reduces to about 3/4 cup, 8 to 10 minutes. Transfer to a large bowl. Stir in thyme, dry mustard, salt and pepper. Let cool for 10 minutes.
- Add beef, turkey, breadcrumbs, parsley, beaten egg and egg white to the onion mixture. Mix thoroughly with clean hands and transfer to the prepared pan.
- Bake the meatloaf until an instant-read thermometer registers 160° when inserted into the center, about 1 hour 20 minutes. Let rest for 5 minutes; drain accumulated liquid from the pan and slice. Serve hot or cold or in a sandwich.
Tip: To make fresh breadcrumbs: Trim crusts from firm sandwich bread. Tear bread into pieces and process in a food processor until coarse crumbs form. One slice of bread makes about 1/3 cup crumbs.
Health Advantages: low calorie, low carb, low sat fat, low sodium, heart healthy, healthy weight.
|Servings Per Recipe: 8|
|Amount Per serving|
|Calories:||275 cal||Carbohydrate Servings:||1/2|
|Carbohydrates:||8 g||Dietary Fiber:||1 g||Cholesterol:||104 mg|
|Fat:||13 g||Sodium:||353 mg||Saturated Fat:||4 g|
|Protein:||29 g||Potassium:||202 mg||Monounsaturated Fat:||4 g|