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Healthy Sirloin Meatloaf with Spaghetti Sauce

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Preparation Time: 20 minutes
Cooking Time: 55 minutes
Servings: 8
Calories: 239 per serving
Percent from Fat: 40%
Cusine: American
Course: Dinner
Diet: mediterranean
Food as MedicineSM Ingredient: Carrot

Food as MedicineSM Tip

It's the veggies that give this meatloaf recipe a healthy twist! Carrots' antioxidant compounds help protect against cardiovascular disease and cancer. Anti-inflammatory agents in onions help reduce the severity of symptoms associated with arthritis.

Culinary Taste Tip

Have a butcher grind a top sirloin steak to assure the meat comes from just one animal. Sausage made by the butcher is also preferable. Look for meats which are raised without extra hormones or antibiotics.

Culinary Technique Tip

Keep the skin on your carrots! Nutrients are densely packed in the part of the carrot just below the skin. So give them a good scrub, but don't peel!

Ingredients

2 teaspoons extra-virgin olive oil
1 cup each: finely chopped onion and shredded carrots
4 cloves garlic, minced
1 teaspoon Italian herb mix, preferably Penzey's
1 pound ground sirloin
1 pound hot or mild turkey Italian sausage, casings removed
1 cup uncooked old fashioned oats
Three-quarter cup tomato basil spaghetti sauce, preferably Classico brand, divided
2 egg whites
One-half teaspoon salt and freshly ground black pepper


Preparation

Heat oven to 375 degrees. Heat oil in a nonstick skillet over medium heat. Add onion and carrot; cook 4 minutes. Add garlic and herb mix; cook, stirring occasionally, until vegetables are golden brown and tender, 2 to 3 minutes longer. Remove from heat; cool 5 minutes.

In a large bowl, combine beef, turkey sausage, oats, one-quarter cup of the spaghetti sauce, egg whites, salt and pepper; mix well. Add onion mixture; mix well. Shape meat mixture into an oval loaf (about 9 x 5 inches) on a foil-lined jelly roll pan or baking sheet. Spread remaining one-half cup spaghetti sauce over top and sides of loaf. Bake 50 to 55 minutes or until internal temperature reaches 165 degrees. Let stand 5 minutes before slicing to serve.


Substitutions

Fresh whole wheat bread crumbs may replace the oats. To make fresh bread crumbs tear 2 to 3 slices whole wheat bread into pieces; process in a food processor until finely ground. Any extra bread crumbs may be frozen up to 3 months.

Nutritional Analysis

Total fat (g): 11; Fat calories (kc): 98; Cholesterol (mg): 64; Trans fatty acids (g): 0; Saturated fat (g): 1; Polyunsaturated fat (g): 1; Monounsaturated fat (g): 2; Fiber (g): 2; Carbohydrates (g): 13; Sugar (g): 3; Protein (g): 24; Sodium (mg): 645; Calcium (mg): 27

Comments on Healthy Sirloin Meatloaf with Spaghetti Sauce

From: KarenStuck

wow!

From: AlidaLee

This is SO GOOD I made it for my in-laws.

From: estimac

Very very good! I make it with ground venison rather than beef, so it is even leaner but still moist.

From: Tnantais

We use ground chicken or turkey.

From: kimberger

This was AWESOME! So many good flavors. It was definately the most flavorful meatloaf I have ever had!

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