Deluxe Meatloaf ~ Healthy Helpings

Adding a can of beans to the meat mixture not only stretches the meat further, but gives you an added boost of fiber! I was very happy with the outcome. I used black beans instead of the kidney beans that the recipe called for… some how I read it wrong!

(This is not the best picture – I tried to move it from the pan before it had time to cool a little, so it cracked! I have not been feeling all that fab lately, and being in the kitchen is the last place I’ve wanted to be!)


2 eggs slightly beaten
1 cup seasoned bread crumbs
1 1/2 cups ketchup(divided mix in 1 cup, other 1/2 cup on top)
1 can 15 oz kidney beans, rinsed, drained and mashed
1 large onion, chopped
1 rib celery chopped
2 tsp Worcestershire Sauce
1/2 tsp seasoned salt
2 1/2 lbs lean ground beef
1/2 c water

12 servings/6 WW Points

In a large bowl combine the eggs, 1 cup ketchup, beans, bread crumbs, onion, celery, Worcestershire sauce and seasoned salt. Crumble ground beef, and mix all together. Shape into 2 loaves. Place in 13x9x2 in baking dish sprayed with cooking spray. Combine remaining ketchup and water, pour over loaves. Bake uncovered at 325 for 70 minutes.

Martha

Sounds really good! I have a recipe for vegetarian “meat” loaf using lentil beans that I’ve been wanting to try. I need to remember to put it on my menu plans.

Hope you are feeling better soon, we’re all sick here too – ugh!