Here's a traditional recipe for a family favorite. Buy the leanest ground beef you can find for this home-style meat loaf.

Diabetic Living Magazine
Source: Diabetic Living Magazine


Recipe Summary

20 mins
1 hr 30 mins


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Instructions Checklist
  • Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. Line a 2-quart rectangular baking dish with foil; set aside. In a large bowl, combine milk and egg. Stir in bread crumbs, green onion, Worcestershire sauce, thyme, salt, and pepper. Add ground beef; mix well. Shape meat mixture into an 8x5-inch rectangle in the prepared baking dish.

  • Bake for 50 minutes. Spoon off fat. Meanwhile, in a small bowl, combine ketchup, vinegar, and garlic. Spread over top of meat loaf. Bake about 10 minutes more or until meat is done (160 degrees F).

  • Let stand for 10 minutes before serving. Spoon off any fat. Cut into slices.


Tip: You can substitute 3 egg whites for the 1/2 cup egg product.

Nutrition Facts

197 calories; protein 20.4g; carbohydrates 7.7g; dietary fiber 0.7g; sugars 4.1g; fat 8.8g; saturated fat 3.5g; cholesterol 55.7mg; vitamin a iu 338.8IU; vitamin c 2.2mg; folate 13.4mcg; calcium 56.6mg; iron 2.6mg; magnesium 29.7mg; potassium 404.9mg; sodium 308.5mg.

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  • 5 star values: 1
  • 4 star values: 2
  • 3 star values: 0
  • 2 star values: 0
  • 1 star values: 1
Rating: 1 stars
This was just awful. There was too much bread crumbs made it very mealy. All four members of my family thought it was terrible. Read More
Rating: 4 stars
Delicious easy to make. Very soft and juicy. Probably thanks to using wheat bread pieces to make the crumbs as the directions say. Don't use dry bread crumbs. Read More
Rating: 4 stars
Good version. I substituted spicy Asian ketchup for a kick. It turned out well. Let me weigh in on the breadcrumb issue. IF you follow the directions and use soft breadcrumbs it's perfect. IF you use dried breadcrumbs you are going to get a mealy mess because you have just literally tripled the amount of bread used. Read More
Rating: 5 stars
This was amazing. Just the right amount of breadcrumbs all four members of my famile thought it was delicious Read More