December 09, 2008

RECIPE ~ My Favorite Meatloaf recipe

My Favorite Meatloaf Recipe #338860
Hillbilly Housewife website
by Orion's Wife
1 hour | SERVES 8

2 lbs ground beef
1 cup dry breadcrumbs (see note below)
1 cup water or broth
2 carrots, shredded
1 onion, peeled and minced
1 1/2 teaspoons salt
1/2 teaspoon pepper (scant)
1/2 teaspoon garlic powder, minced or 2 garlic cloves, minced
Into a large bowl, put the hamburger, bread crumbs, water or broth, prepared vegetables and seasoning. Start mixing and mashing everything together with your hands. Don't be squeamish. Continue to mix and mash until everything is evenly distributed, and the water is fully incorporated. Press the mixture into a 9- by 5-inch loaf pan, or any pan which will hold a full 2 quarts. Smooth out the top so it will be pretty. Bake this at 350*F for at least an hour, if the meat was at room temperature, 1 1/2 hours if it was still cold from the refrigerator. Remove the meatloaf from the oven and allow it to sit for a couple of minutes to firm up. Drain off the fat.
NOTE: The bread crumbs are not written in stone. Depending on what you have, you may substitute dry oatmeal, cracker crumbs, or crushed cornflakes. If nothing else is available, use four slices of fresh bread torn into small bits.

Nutrition Facts
Serving Size 1 (186g)

Recipe makes 8 servings

The following items or measurements
are not included below:

1/2 teaspoon pepper

Calories 310
Calories from Fat 160 (51%)
Amount Per Serving %DV
Total Fat 17.8g 27%
Saturated Fat 6.8g 34%
Monounsaturated Fat 7.6g
Polyunsaturated Fat 0.8g
Trans Fat 1.1g
Cholesterol 77mg 25%
Sodium 621mg 25%
Potassium 433mg 12%
Total Carbohydrate 12.8g 4%
Dietary Fiber 1.3g 5%
Sugars 2.2g
Protein 23.2g 46%
Vitamin A 2564mcg 51%
Vitamin B6 0.5mg 22%
Vitamin B12 2.5mcg 41%
Vitamin C 1mg 3%
Vitamin E 0mcg 2%
Calcium 51mg 5%
Iron 3mg 17%

1 comment:

All these B's and Me! said...

I love how you add all the nutrition chart under the recipe. I'm on weight watchers so that really helps me figure out how many points it would be. :o) Have a great day!