Food & Wine's No-Apologies Meatloaf Recipe

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  1. In a large skillet, melt the butter over moderate heat. Add the onion, green pepper, celery, and thyme. Reduce the heat to low; cook covered, stirring one or twice, until the vegetables are very soft (about 20 minutes). Remove from heat; cool to room temperature.
  2. Preheat oven to 350°F In a large bowl, combine cooked vegetables and beef. Add oats, 1/3 cup ketchup, eggs, salt, and pepper; mix well. Spoon the meat mixture into a large shallow baking dish. Form the meat into a flat loaf about 2 inches high and smooth the top with the back of a spoon. Spread the remaining 1/3 cup ketchup over the loaf; arrange the bacon strips on top.
  3. Bake the meatloaf for 1 hour or until it is just cooked through and shows no trace of pink. (A thermometer will register 145°F in the center of the loaf). Let the meatloaf stand for about 10 minutes before slicing and serving.
  4. NOTES: For my large family, I double the recipe and increase cooking time to approximately 1-1/2 hours. A dash of Worcestershire sauce or Pick-A-Pepa kicks up the flavor nicely. You can also substitute turkey bacon, or omit the bacon and add a dash of liquid smoke. Using tomato paste on top of the meatloaf instead of ketchup adds a tangy flavor.
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Nutrition Facts

Per ServingPer 100 g
Amount Per 1 Serving
Calories 174.36 Kcal (730 kJ)
Calories from fat 83.75 Kcal
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 9.31g 14%
Cholesterol 51.84mg 17%
Sodium 363.94mg 15%
Potassium 217.8mg 5%
Total Carbs 10.27g 3%
Sugars 2.38g 10%
Dietary Fiber 1.01g 4%
Protein 11.74g 23%
Vitamin C 8.4mg 14%
Vitamin A 0.2mg 6%
Iron 3.8mg 21%
Calcium 17.5mg 2%
Amount Per 100 g
Calories 196.28 Kcal (822 kJ)
Calories from fat 94.28 Kcal
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 10.48g 14%
Cholesterol 58.35mg 17%
Sodium 409.69mg 15%
Potassium 245.18mg 5%
Total Carbs 11.56g 3%
Sugars 2.68g 10%
Dietary Fiber 1.14g 4%
Protein 13.21g 23%
Vitamin C 9.5mg 14%
Vitamin A 0.2mg 6%
Iron 4.3mg 21%
Calcium 19.7mg 2%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.
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  • salty
  • savory
  • bitter
  • sweet
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Weightwatchers Points

  • 4.1
  • 5

Good Points

  • saturated fat free

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