24 November 2008

Salsa Meatloaf

Salsa Meatloaf
Am I starting on my New Year resolutions early or am I breaking out all the stops and getting ready for the calorie laden Christmas holidays where NOTHING...I say NOTHING will be off limits!!! Whatever the reason I was craving meatloaf but wanted a lighter but still flavourful rendition.

"Nothing says comfort food more than a piping hot slice of meat loaf served with mashed potatoes and gravy. Of course, the fat in a slice of meat loaf alone amounts to about 17 grams... even when you use lean ground beef. To lighten your standard recipe use extra-lean ground beef, rolled oats and vegetables (which increases the fibre) PLUS use a salsa topping instead of the usual high-sugar ketchup or chili sauce. Cooking the loaf free form on a baking sheet drains away the fat, which results in only 206 calories and 7 grams of fat per serving."



I served my meatloaf with some steamed sugar snap peas and some "smashed" potatoes that get their flavour factor from the onions and herbs.... minus the gravy...but look at all that BUTTER!!!!

**Salsa Meatloaf**

2 egg whites
1 cup (250 mL) large-flake rolled oats
1 onion, grated
1 cup (250 mL) grated zucchini
3/4 cup (175 mL) grated carrot
1/4 cup salsa (mild, medium or hot...your choice)
4 cloves garlic, minced
1 teaspoon (5 mL) Worcestershire sauce
3/4 teaspoon (4 mL) salt
1/2 teaspoon (2 mL) pepper
1-1/2 lb (750 g) extra-lean ground beef
1/2 cup (125 mL) salsa for top

In bowl, whisk egg whites lightly; stir in oats, onion, zucchini, carrot, garlic, Worcestershire sauce, salt, thyme, 1/4 cup salsa and pepper. Mix in beef.

Place on greased rimmed baking sheet; form into 13-inch (33 cm) long by 2-inch (5 cm) high oval loaf. Bake in 350°F (180°C) oven until browned, about 40 minutes.

Spread salsa over top; bake approximately another 20 minutes until meat thermometer registers 170°F (77°C).

Serves 8

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29 comments:

  1. Yay, that's nice to be the first one to comment. A friend of yours is a friend of mine and I will visit Schmirly Wirly and say hi. Lovely meatloaf.

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  2. It does pay to enjoy and yet not go overboard with the calories.
    Happy Thanksgiving/Holidays!

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  3. Hi Val your Salsa Meatloaf looks scrummy and I know I would love this so saving the recipe to try this one out :)

    Congrats on your award very well deserved :)

    Rosie x

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  4. Salsa meatloaf? One word - ole!

    Looks great!

    -DTW
    www.everydaycookin.blogspot.com

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  5. I love meatloaf. Looks like a great recipe - never put oats in it before?

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  6. Congratulations on your awards!
    I absolutely LOVE meatloaf. It's such a comfort food and your lighter version looks delicious. I'm planning a "Meatloaf Mondays" round-up on a new blog I'm launching next month and would like to feature your meatloaf. :)

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  7. Meatloaf is always a comfort food Val! I'm glad you shared a recipe that is a little lighter...always a good thing!

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  8. Its nice that you topped it with salsa.....cuts down so many calories,will keep that in mind.

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  9. You are an inspiration Val and you deserve that award and much more for all you do. The Salsa Meatloaf looks great.

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  10. that potato side dish looks great - a perfect accompaniment to the meatloaf - is it quite cool where you are now? we havent had much rain, which is depressing us a little...

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  11. What great tips on the meatloaf for keeping the calories down...I even add Blue cheese to mine!

    And the salsa idea I especially like!

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  12. sounds like a good resolution to me! :) that's a gorgeous pile o' meat (and taters ain't bad, either), and i love that you used one of my staple ingredients. hooray for salsa. :)

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  13. I had a wonderful meatloaf in Harlem and now I see this...it's a calling for me to make one soon.

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  14. Good morning Starshine!
    I love the new look of your blog :D, green is my favourite colour! And the heading pictures are breathtaking!

    Meatloaf and the salsa is still something that I have to try... Val, why don't you send me an invitation? ;D

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  15. Well done on that award of yours, well deserved! The meatloaf looks good and by that I mean that it is light and crumbly. I don not like meatloaves that are so dense. I will enjoy this plate of food!

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  16. Nice , recipe and a little light , better.Tempting !!!

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  17. Thank you so much for all your encouraging words everyone. Happy Thanksgiving to all my American friends!!!

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  18. I love that you cram so many veggies in your meat loaf! Delicious AND healthy!

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  19. Wait... did you say you put oats in your meatloaf... that's BRILLIANT!

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  20. Vall this look delicious! really and congrats by your Award you really have a inspired Blog!! xGloria

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  21. I Love Meatloaf - what can I say and I'm probably the only one in my family. Maybe you could convert Psychgrad who can't even look at it. The salsa in the meatloaf must be amazing - just a bit of tang to add to an already great dish.

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  22. Hi, Val. There's an award for you at my blog. :) Please come over and see what it is.

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  23. Sounds delicious! BTW, I gave you an award. :)

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  24. Sounds and looks delicious .. I have to try it!

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  25. Congrats on the awards Val. You certainly deserve them :). That meatloaf looks wonderful and will be soemthing fun to try between holidays!

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  26. I like the nothing off limits approach - excellent.

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  27. The whole meal looks so delicious! I love your new header photos and I love your tagline (be yourself). Congrats on your awards!

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  28. That meatloaf looks sooooo comforting... happy Thanksgiving to you and your family!

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  29. Salsa would sure kick up a meatloaf!

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Val

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