2 pounds ground beef (95 percent lean)1 cup soft bread crumbs3/4 cup finely chopped onion1/2 cup finely chopped red bell pepper1/2 cup frozen corn, thawed1/2 cup milk, skim1 egg1 large clove garlic, minced2 teaspoons salt1 1/2 teaspoons chili powder1 teaspoon ground cumin1/4 teaspoon pepper1/2 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.
Nutrition Facts per serving:
Carbohydrate: 9 grams
Protein: 26 grams
Fat: 7 grams
Sodium: 816 mg
Fiber: 1.5 grams
Menu suggestion: Southwest MeatloafMacaroni and CheeseGreen 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.