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Scrumptious Meat Loaf

Use extra lean ground beef to lower the fat content in this meat loaf.

1 lb ground beef, extra lean
1/2 cup tomato paste (4 ozs)
1/4 cup onion, chopped
1/4 cup green peppers
1/4 cup red peppers
1 cup tomatoes, fresh, blanched, chopped
1/2 tsp mustard, low sodium
1/4 tsp ground black pepper
1/2 tsp hot pepper, chopped
2 cloves   garlic, chopped
2 stalks   scallion, chopped
1/2 tsp ginger, ground
1/8 tsp nutmeg, ground
1 tsp orange rind, grated
1/2 tsp thyme, crushed
1/4 cup bread crumbs, finely grated

  1. Mix all ingredients together.
  2. Place in 1-pound loaf pan (preferably a pan with a drip rack) and bake covered at 350 F for 50 minutes.
  3. Uncover pan and continue baking for 12 minutes.

Makes 6 servings--Serving size: 6 (1-1/4-inch) thick slices

Calories 193
Fat 9 g
Saturated fat 3 g
Cholesterol 45 mg
Sodium 91 mg

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