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Scrumptious Meatloaf

Got the meatloaf blahs? This recipe transforms the ordinary into the extraordinary.

Recipe Source: Heart Healthy Home Cooking African American Style


1 lb extra-lean ground beef

½ C tomato paste

4 C chopped onion

4 C chopped green bell pepper

4 C chopped red bell pepper

1 C fresh chopped tomatoes, blanched

2 tsp low-sodium mustard

4 tsp ground black pepper

2 tsp chopped hot pepper

2 cloves garlic, chopped

2 scallions (green onions), chopped

2 tsp ground ginger

8 tsp ground nutmeg

1 tsp grated orange rind

2 tsp crushed thyme

4 C breadcrumbs

Photograph of the completed recipe.
calories 193
Total fat 9 g
Saturated fat 3 g
Cholesterol 45 mg
Sodium 91 mg
Total fiber 2 g
Protein 17 g
Carbohydrates 11 g
Potassium 513 mg
Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.


  • 1
    Preheat oven to 350 °F.

  • 2
    Mix all ingredients together.

  • 3
    Place in a loaf pan (preferably with drip rack) and bake, covered, for 50 minutes.

  • 4
    Uncover pan and continue baking for 12 minutes.

  • 5
    Cut into six even slices and serve.

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