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Italian-Style Meat Loaf

Italian-Style Meat Loaf

Italian-Style Meat Loaf

Mom's meat loaf never tasted so good! One taste of this low-fat dish will bring back memories of times past.


Makes 8 servings


1 can (6 ounces) no-salt-added tomato paste
1/2 cup water
1/2 cup dry red wine
1 teaspoon minced garlic
1/2 teaspoon dried basil
1/2 teaspoon dried oregano
1/4 teaspoon salt
3/4 pound 95% lean ground beef
3/4 pound 93% lean ground turkey breast
1 cup fresh whole wheat bread crumbs (2 slices whole wheat bread)
1/2 cup shredded zucchini
1/4 cup cholesterol-free egg substitute or 2 egg whites


  1. Preheat oven to 350°F. Combine tomato paste, water, wine, garlic, basil, oregano and salt in small saucepan. Bring to a boil; reduce heat to low. Simmer, uncovered, 15 minutes. Set aside.
  2. Combine beef, turkey, bread crumbs, zucchini, egg substitute and 1/2 cup reserved tomato mixture in large bowl. Mix well. Shape into loaf; place in ungreased 9X5-inch loaf pan. Bake 45 minutes. Discard any drippings. Pour 1/2 cup remaining tomato mixture over top of loaf. Bake 15 minutes more. Place on serving platter. Cool 10 minutes before cutting into 8 slices.

Nutritional Information

Serving Size: 1 slice (1/8 of meat loaf)
Sodium 212 mg
Protein 19 g
Fiber 2 g
Carbohydrate 12 g
Cholesterol 56 mg
Saturated Fat 2 g
Total Fat 6 g
Calories from Fat 11 %
Calories 187

Dietary Exchange

Meat 2
Starch 1

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