Classic Meatloaf - 1 Guiding Stars
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This meatloaf tastes just like your mother used to make it, but with lean meat and oats to bind the mixture and keep it moist, this version is a whole lot healthier. If you like more veggies in your meatloaf, feel free to add more of your favorites to the mix.


  • 7 Tbsp. ketchup, divided
  • 1 Tbsp. Worcestershire sauce
  • 1 cup quick-cooking oats
  • ½ cup minced onion
  • 2 Tbsp. parsley
  • 1 Tbsp. basil
  • ¼ tsp. salt
  • ½ tsp. pepper
  • 1 lb. 90% lean ground beef
  • 2 large eggs
  • 2 cloves garlic, minced
  • 1 bell pepper, chopped


  1. Preheat oven to 375ºF. Coat a 9″x5″ loaf pan with cooking spray.
  2. Combine 4 tablespoons of ketchup and all other ingredients in a large bowl. Stir until well blended.
  3. Pat mixture into loaf pan and top with remaining 3 tablespoons ketchup. Bake to a minimum internal temperature of 160ºF (1 hour).
  4. Remove from oven and let stand to finish cooking (10 minutes). Serve in slices.
Nutritional analysis per serving: Calories 220; Total Fat 8.5g (11% Daily Value); Saturated Fat 3g (14% DV); Trans Fat 0.5g; Cholesterol 83mg (28% DV); Sodium 290mg (13% DV); Total Carbohydrate 19g (7% DV); Dietary Fiber 3g (10% DV); Total Sugars 4g; Includes 3g Added Sugars (5% DV); Protein 17g; Vitamin D 2% DV; Calcium 4% DV; Iron 15% DV; Potassium 8% DV; Vitamin B12 60% DV; Manganese 50% DV; Molybdenum 40% DV.
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