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Scrumptious meatloaf

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Makes 6 servings.

Ingredients

1 pound ground beef, extra lean

1/2 cup tomato paste

1/4 cup onion, chopped

1/4 cup green pepper

1/4 cup red pepper

1 cup fresh tomatoes, blanched, chopped

1/2 teaspoon mustard, low-sodium

1/4 teaspoon ground black pepper

1/2 teaspoon hot pepper, chopped

2 cloves garlic, chopped

2 scallions, chopped

1/8 teaspoon nutmeg, ground

1 teaspoon orange rind, grated

1/2 teaspoon thyme, crushed

1/4 cup breadcrumbs, finely grated

Directions

  • Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
  • Mix all ingredients together.
  • Place in 1-pound loaf pan (preferably with drip rack), and bake, covered, for 50 minutes.
  • Uncover pan, and continue baking for 12 minutes.
  • Cut and serve.

Nutrition information

Serving size: One 1 1/4-inch thick slice. Amount per serving: 193 calories, 9g total fat (3g saturated fat), 45mg cholesterol, 11g carbohydrates, 17g protein, 2g total fiber, 91mg sodium.

Source: National Institutes of Health

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