Meat Loaf with Herbs

This Anne Lindsay extra-lean ground beef recipe appears in the Heart and Stroke Foundation of Canada cookbook: Lighthearted at Home.

RatingDifficultyIntermediate

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Yields8 Servings
Prep Time15 minsCook Time1 hrTotal Time1 hr 15 mins

 1 slice bread, crumbled
 ¼ cup (50 mL) low-fat milk
 1 onion, minced
 1 stalk celery (with leaves), minced
 ¼ cup (50 mL) chopped fresh parsley
 ¼ cup (50 mL) minced sweet green or red pepper
 1 tsp (5 mL) dried thyme leaves (or 1 tbsp/15 mL fresh)
 1 tbsp (15 mL) chopped fresh rosemary or oregano
 1 clove garlic, minced
 1 egg, lightly beaten
 ¼ cup (50 mL) ketchup
 1 ½ tsp (7 mL) Worcestershire sauce
 ¼ tsp (1 mL) or less salt and pepper
 1 lb (0.45 kg) Extra-lean ground beef

1

1. Combine bread crumbs and milk in large bowl. Stir in onion, celery, parsley, green pepper, thyme, rosemary, garlic, egg, ketchup, Worcerstershire, salt and pepper; mix well.

2

2. Add beef; mix lightly. Transfer to 9 x 5-inch (2 L) loaf pan.

3

3. Insert meat thermometer into centre of loaf, avoiding touching bottom of the pan. Bake in 350°F (180°C) oven for 1 hour or until meat thermometer reads 160°F (71°C); drain off fat. Let stand for 10 minutes; cut into thick slices.

Ingredients

 1 slice bread, crumbled
 ¼ cup (50 mL) low-fat milk
 1 onion, minced
 1 stalk celery (with leaves), minced
 ¼ cup (50 mL) chopped fresh parsley
 ¼ cup (50 mL) minced sweet green or red pepper
 1 tsp (5 mL) dried thyme leaves (or 1 tbsp/15 mL fresh)
 1 tbsp (15 mL) chopped fresh rosemary or oregano
 1 clove garlic, minced
 1 egg, lightly beaten
 ¼ cup (50 mL) ketchup
 1 ½ tsp (7 mL) Worcestershire sauce
 ¼ tsp (1 mL) or less salt and pepper
 1 lb (0.45 kg) Extra-lean ground beef

Directions

1

1. Combine bread crumbs and milk in large bowl. Stir in onion, celery, parsley, green pepper, thyme, rosemary, garlic, egg, ketchup, Worcerstershire, salt and pepper; mix well.

2

2. Add beef; mix lightly. Transfer to 9 x 5-inch (2 L) loaf pan.

3

3. Insert meat thermometer into centre of loaf, avoiding touching bottom of the pan. Bake in 350°F (180°C) oven for 1 hour or until meat thermometer reads 160°F (71°C); drain off fat. Let stand for 10 minutes; cut into thick slices.

Meat Loaf with Herbs
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