Monday, March 18, 2013

Italian Meatloaf

This delicious dinner recipe will keep you satisfied and still help you lose weight!



* 1 1/2 pounds ground beef, 90% lean
* 1 small can tomatoes, diced
* 1/2 cup Parmesan cheese, grated
* 1 large onion, diced small
* 1 bunch Italian parsley, chopped fine
* 2 tsp dried oregano
* 2 large eggs
* 3 cloves garlic, chopped
* 1 tsp chili flakes
* 1/2 tsp kosher salt

* 1tbsp olive oil

1. Combine all ingredients in a bowl. Using your hands or a wooden spoon, form a bread-loaf shape.
2. Place meat in a greased loaf pan. Drizzle with olive oil and sprinkle with sat and pepper.
3. Bake in the oven for 1 hour or until the internal temperature is 155 degrees. Let it sit for 5-10 mins before slicing. It will be very moist, so slice carefully.

Nutrition Facts (per serving): 308 Calories, 31g protein, 7g carbs, 12 g fat, 2g fiber, 2g sugar, 280mg sodium.

Fat FactResearch shows that when carb intake is reduced and fat is used to replace carbs, HDL (good) cholesterol levels rise higher when more saturated fat is consumed.

This article was adapted from: www.muscleandfitnesshers.com

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