Wednesday, January 5, 2011

Healthy Meatloaf

Ok I know this picture doesn't look the best, but believe me this is good meatloaf. And this is coming from someone who doesn't even like meatloaf. I was looking for healthy foods I could make and save/serve for a few days. I found this recipe for Mom's Makeover Meatloaf at


  • One 15-ounce can black beans, drained and rinsed
  • 1 pound lean ground beef (90% or higher)
  • 2 large eggs, beaten
  • 1 large carrot, peeled and shredded (about 1 cup)
  • 1/2 cup seasoned bread crumbs
  • 1/3 cup ground flaxseed
  • 1/4 cup ketchup
  • 1/2 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 2 tablespoons ketchup
  • Salt and pepper to taste


  1. Preheat the oven to 375°F.  Lightly oil or coat a 9×13-inch baking dish with nonstick cooking spray and set aside.
  2. Mash the beans in a large bowl using the back of a large fork or spoon until smooth but still a bit chunky. Add the beef, eggs, carrot, bread crumbs, ground flaxseed, 1/4 cup ketchup, garlic powder, and salt and pepper to taste and mix until well combined.
  3. Place the meat mixture in the middle of the baking dish. Shape into a 6×8-inch rectangle, about 1 1/2 inches high. Spread the 2 tablespoons of ketchup evenly on the top and sides.
  4. Bake until an instant-read meat thermometer registers 160°F, 50 to 60 minutes. Let stand for a couple of minutes before serving.
I loved this meatloaf! I used too many beans and not enough ketchup this time around, but next time I will be sure to get it right. I also didn't have a loaf pan, so I used my casserole pan, which didn't work so well with making it look like a loaf. The black beans in this were awesome. And Skylee even liked it!

Nikki Darlin'


Ashley said...

Yum, we love meatloaf!

my abc soup said...

Like! Mine has mashed potatoes top. More like a shepherd pie. I'm going to try this!

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