Southwest Meatloaf


Wednesday, May 20th 2009, 12:15 pm
By: News 9


INGREDIENTS:

2 pounds ground beef (95 percent lean)
1 cup soft bread crumbs
3/4 cup finely chopped onion
1/2 cup finely chopped red bell pepper
1/2 cup frozen corn, thawed
1/2 cup milk, skim
1 egg
1 large clove garlic, minced
2 teaspoons salt
1 1/2 teaspoons chili powder
1 teaspoon ground cumin
1/4 teaspoon pepper
1/2 cup thick and chunky salsa

DIRECTIONS:

1. Heat oven to 350 degrees; combine all ingredients in large bowl except salsa; mix lightly but thoroughly.

2. Shape beef mixture into 10 x 4 inch loaf on rack in broiler pan.

3. Bake 350 degrees in oven for 1 hour and 15 minutes to 1 hour and 20 minutes, until internal temperature reaches 160 degrees.

4. Remove from oven and let meatloaf stand for 10 minutes; top with salsa; cut into slices.

8 servings

Nutrition Facts per serving:

Calories: 210

Carbohydrate: 9 grams

Protein: 26 grams

Fat: 7 grams

Sodium: 816 mg

Fiber: 1.5 grams

Menu suggestion: Southwest Meatloaf
Macaroni and Cheese
Green beans

Planned left over idea: Place remaining meatloaf slices in flour tortilla; top with shredded lettuce, shredded Cheddar cheese and prepared salsa; wrap burrito-style.