Saturday, September 4, 2010

Zucchini Meat Loaf

Here is a yummy meatloaf!  It is even a good way to sneak in some extra veggies for the kids!  Enjoy!

2 eggs; slightly beaten
2 cups shredded zucchini (1 large or 2 small will do)
1/3 cup plain bread crumbs (can use finely crushed crackers if you don't have bread crumbs)
1/3 chopped onion
1 teaspoon salt
1/2 teaspoon dried oregano leaves (or ground oregano is fine)
1/4 teaspoon pepper
1 and 1/2 pound lean (at least 80%) ground beef (can use half beef and half turkey)

1 Tablespoon packed brown sugar
2 Tablespoons ketchup
1/2 teaspoon yellow mustard

Heat oven to 350 degrees.  In a  large mixing bowl, mix all of the meat loaf ingredients together until well blended.  Press this mixture into an ungreased 9 1/2 inch deep-dish glass pie plate. (It cooks a LOT quicker in a pie plate!)  Bake for 35 minutes.

While this is baking, in a small bowl, mix all of the topping ingredients together.

Remove the meatloaf from the oven and pour off drippings.  Spread the topping over the meat loaf.  Return it to the oven and bake for an additional 10-15 minutes or until fully cooked in the center.  Let it stand for at least 5 minutes before serving.  

8 servings @ only 200 calories per serving.  

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