Get ready to make the most delicious meatloaf! Very different from a traditional one…It has all the great flavors of Mexican food in 1 skinny loaf. It’s so low in calories and fat thanks to using extra lean ground beef and free forming the loaf on a cookie sheet instead of baking in a loaf pan. Now all the fat oozes out onto the pan instead of staying in the meatloaf. The skinny for a generous 3 slice serving, 215 calories, 4 grams fat and 5 Weight Watchers POINTS PLUS.
Prep Time: 15 minutes
Bake Time 1 hour
1 pound extra lean ground beef or lean ground turkey, see shopping tip
1 cup red or yellow onions, chopped
½ cup red pepper, chopped
½ cup corn (cut off the cob) or frozen, thawed
½ cup salsa plus ½ cup for topping, I love Pace Chunky Salsa (medium) or your favorite
1 ounce (~⅓ cup) crushed reduced-fat tortilla chips, crushed, see shopping tip
2 egg whites
Fresh ground black pepper, to taste
1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
2. Line a cookie sheet or baking pan with foil.
3. In a large bowl, combine beef, onions, red bell pepper, corn, ½ cup salsa, crushed tortilla chips, egg whites, and a little pepper. Mix well until thoroughly combined.
4. Place meatloaf mixture in center of cookie sheet and shape into a 12 x 4 inch loaf by hand.
5. Spread remaining ½ cup salsa evenly over the top of loaf. Add more, if desired.
6. Bake 1 hour and let stand for 5 minutes before slicing. Cut into 12 slices.
Serves 4 (each serving 3 slices)
Trader Joe’s extra lean ground beef is a terrific, healthy choice. It has 130 calories and 4 grams of fat for 4 ounces. Free forming the loaf cuts the calories and fat down even further.
Salsa is actually a very healthy food. Thanks to the tomatoes, onions and chilies, it’s heart healthy and can help to prevent certain types of cancer. A ½-cup serving of salsa contains approximately 35 calories, 2 grams of fiber and 0 fat.
I used Trader Joe’s extra lean ground beef. Most supermarkets sell extra lean ground beef or use lean ground turkey, if desired.
I used Trader Joe’s organic reduced-fat tortilla chips. There are several brands of baked tortilla chips in the supermarkets such as Guiltless Gourmet or Baked Tositos Scoops.
Serve with my recipe for, Incredible Mexican-Style Corn on the Cob or warmed corn tortillas and a simple salad, green vegetable or even avocado slices.
Weight Watchers (old points) 4
Weight Watchers POINTS PLUS 5
|SKINNY FACTS: for 3 slices (1 serving)
215 calories, 4g fat, 26g protein, 18g carbs, 4g fiber, 596mg sodium, 5g sugar
|FAT FACTS: fro 3 slices using regular beef and regular tortilla chips made in loaf pan
461 calories, 34g fat, 22g protein, 16g carbs, 4g fiber, 889mg sodium, 5g sugar