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Momma's Healthy Meatloaf


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1 h servings 377 cals
Original recipe yields 4 servings (1 9x5-inch loaf)

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  1. Preheat oven to 400 degrees F (200 degrees C). Spray a 9x5-inch loaf pan with cooking spray.
  2. Heat olive oil in a skillet over medium heat; cook and stir green bell pepper and onion in the hot oil until onion is transparent and bell pepper is softened, 5 to 10 minutes. Add garlic and cook until fragrant, 1 to 2 minutes.
  3. Combine ground beef, bread crumbs, eggs, carrot, zucchini, salt, pepper, and bell pepper mixture in a large bowl; mix well using your hands. Press meat mixture into the prepared loaf pan.
  4. Bake in the preheated oven until no longer pink in the center, 35 to 40 minutes. An instant-read thermometer inserted into the center should read at least 160 degrees F (70 degrees C). Spread ketchup on the top of the meatloaf and continue baking until bubbling, about 5 minutes more.


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  • Aluminum foil helps keep food moist, ensures it cooks evenly, keeps leftovers fresh, and makes clean-up easy.

Nutrition Facts

Per Serving: 377 calories; 20.1 g fat; 24 g carbohydrates; 26.4 g protein; 157 mg cholesterol; 457 mg sodium. Powered by the ESHA Research Database © 2018, ESHA Research, Inc. All Rights Reserved

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  1. 70 Ratings

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Except for adding a bit more minced garlic I followed the recipe as directed. The loaf was moist and flavorful and the guys really raved about it. I'm not the biggest fan of meatloaf, but I like...

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Made a triple batch as I had that much meat. Maybe multiplying so much of things like eggs and some of the veggies detracted but neither myself nor my son cared for this. The carrot and zucchini...

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Except for adding a bit more minced garlic I followed the recipe as directed. The loaf was moist and flavorful and the guys really raved about it. I'm not the biggest fan of meatloaf, but I like...

FANTASTIC! Super moist and flavorful. I had about 1-1/4 pounds of mest, so I just used that, but kept everything else the same. The girls do not care for zucchini, but hidden in this, they gobbl...

Followed all the instructing except I didn't have zucchini. I just added a little more carrots. I mixed all the ingredients and then covered it with plastic wrap touching the meat because I want...

I've made this several times and always added broccoli slaw as the veggie. I just sautee it with onions to soften it up a bit.

I am not a big meatloaf fan. I added Wegman's sundried tomotoes and fresh Italian parsley and absolutely loved this recipe! Came out moist and delicious the entire family gave it 2-thumbs up ...

Very good and moist! I added a tablespoon of Worcestershire Sauce and an extra clove of garlic, otherwise, followed the recipe. Can't wait to try it with a 50-50 mix of beef and ground turkey. ...

Made the following changes and found it to be moist, flavourful and amazing: Used 4 cloves of garlic. Substituted zucchini with shredded sweet potato. Seasoned with a generous amount of Montreal...

Loved the variety of veggies in this. However I did double the recipe by adding a pound of Italian sausage and left the veggie amount the same. It was still plenty. Made two loaves. Could cook ...

I am not a cook, but I can read. I thought the directions were clear and my family was pleased with the result. They are easily pleased and usually like anything someone else prepares.