Low Calorie Cheeseburger Meatloaf

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This meatloaf is extremely delicious! Such a quick fix, it’s perfect for any night of the week. I know your entire will really enjoy this recipe! Each 2 slice serving, 229 calories, 8 grams of fat and 5 Blue WW Freestyle SmartPoints and 6 Green.

Prep Time: 15 minutes

Bake Time: 50 minutes


Ingredients for Meatloaf:

1 slice bread multigrain or whole wheat bread (I used Milton’s Multigrain bread)

1 pound (96%) extra lean ground beef, see shopping tips

1 cup onions, diced or minced

1 egg, I like EggLand’s Best or 2 egg whites

1 tablespoon ketchup

1 tablespoon spicy brown mustard or yellow mustard

1 tablespoon sweet pickle relish

1 tablespoon Worcestershire sauce

Fresh ground pepper, to taste

A little seasoning salt or taste, if desired


Ingredients for Topping:

¼ cup ketchup

1 tablespoon spicy brown mustard or yellow mustard

⅔ cup reduced-fat cheddar cheese, shredded


Instructions

1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Line a baking sheet with foil and set aside.

2. To make bread crumbs: break up bread and add to a blender or food processor. Process for a few seconds, until the bread turns into crumbs.

3. In a large bowl, add ground beef. To the beef, add bread crumbs, onions, egg, 1 tablespoon each, ketchup, mustard, relish and Worcestershire. Mix in a little pepper and seasoning salt, if desired. Using your hands, mix together all the ingredients, until well combined.

4. Place meat mixture on baking sheet and free form a loaf by hand. It should be about 12 x 3 inches. Bake for 40 minutes.

5. In the meantime, In a small bowl, mix together toppings; ketchup and mustard. Remove meatloaf from oven once baked for 40 minutes. Spread the ketchup and mustard mixture all over top of meatloaf. Top evenly with shredded cheese. Place back in oven and bake about 5 minutes more, until cheese melts. 

6. Remove from oven and let rest for at least 10 minutes, before slicing.

Makes 10 slices (Each serving, 2 slices)


Shopping Tips
Most supermarkets sell lean ground beef. I used the 96% lean ground beef from Trader Joe’s.


WW Freestyle SmartPoints
5-Blue
WW SmartPoints
6-Green
WW POINTS PLUS 6

SKINNY FACTS: for 2 slice serving
229 calories, 8g fat, 3g sat. fat, 57mg chol, 24g prot, 15g carbs, 1g fiber, 480mg sod, 2g sugar
FACTS: for Freestyle SmartPoints
200 
calories, 3g sat. fat, 22g protein, 2g sugar

Comments

  1. Hi; What if I used ground turkey instead of ground beef.
    I use a lot of your recipes. Thanks. alice

  2. Thanks, Alice. I’m happy to hear you’re making many of my recipes!
    You can easily substitute ground turkey for this recipe.
    Enjoy!
    All the best,
    Nancy

  3. I use your meatloaf recipe that is baked in a muffin pan. Will this work ok on this recipe? I imagine the baking time might be shorter. Thanks.
    Ann

  4. I’d like to make this soon, but am unsure about the pickle relish. Did you use sweet or dill pickle relish?
    Sounds good! I’ll let you know how it goes.

    Love your recipes and the fact that they include WW pts. Thank you!

  5. I’m so glad you’re enjoying my recipes. Thanks, Ellen. I used sweet pickle relish but dill pickle relish will work fine, too.
    I hope you enjoy it!
    My best,
    Nancy

  6. Ann, I love your idea! You could easily make this recipe in a muffin pan. The bake time will probably be the same as my other recipe.
    Enjoy!
    My best,
    Nancy

  7. So happy to see carb and sugar info with this. Looking forward to trying this. If using breadcrumbs not bread what is the measurement?

  8. Thanks, Barb. I always include them along with most of the other important numbers.
    You can easily use ½ cup store-bought breadcrumbs.
    I hope you enjoy this meatloaf!
    My best,
    Nancy

  9. Nancy, I did make this using the sweet pickle relish and it’s great! It was a nice change from my usual meatloaf (my mother’s recipe from the 50s.) I’ve always thought meatloaf is a fall/winter dish, but because this tastes like a burger it tastes appropriate for summer. Thanks again for including the WW points – so helpful.

  10. I’m loving your feedback, Ellen. Thanks so much for sharing all of this! During the summer, I love serving this simple meatloaf. My husband loves it!
    Wishing you all the best,
    Nancy

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