2 pounds ground sirloin
1 large egg white
1 cup tomato juice
Salt and pepper to taste
1 teaspoon minced garlic
1 teaspoon dried oregano leaves
1 onion, chopped
4 ounces sliced part-skim Mozzarella or provolone cheese
1/2 cup frozen spinach, cooked according to directions and squeezed dry
1/2 cup jarred roasted red peppers, drained and chopped
1. Preheat oven 350°F. Coat 9x5x3-inch loaf pan with nonstick cooking spray.
2. In large bowl, combine meat, egg white, tomato juice, salt and pepper, garlic, and oregano.
3. In small nonstick skillet coated with nonstick cooking spray, sauté onion until tender. Add cooked onion to meat mixture, mixing well. Put half meat mixture into prepared loaf pan and layer with Mozzarella cheese, spinach, and red peppers, cover with remaining meat mixture. Bake meat loaf one hour or until meat is done.
To Prepare and Eat Now: Eat when ready.
To Freeze: Cool to room temperature, then wrap, label, and freeze.
To Prepare After Freezing: Remove from freezer to defrost. Preheat the oven to 350°F. Bake for 20-30 minutes or until thoroughly heated. Alternately, you can reheat meatloaf slices in the microwave.
Makes 6-8 servings
Protein (g) 27
Carbohydrate (g) 4
Fat (g) 7
Calories from Fat (%) 34
Saturated Fat (g) 3
Dietary Fiber (g) 1
Cholesterol (mg) 69
Sodium (mg) 284
Diabetic Exchanges: 3.5 lean meat, 1 vegetable