Southwestern Meat Loaf

Good Morning everyone! I was really surprised at how this dish turned out. I thought "oh... another meat loaf recipe. I mind as well give it a try." Well, it tasted quite delicious. The cornmeal really brought out a different flavor and the sauce was very tasty considering it was only tomato sauce, brown sugar, parsley and minced garlic. The only change I made was add salt and pepper to the ground beef.  I like my meats seasoned well. This will be one of those recipes I will make when my dear husband comes back home for a week and a half this week! Yay! I can't wait for him to come home. I will definitely be adding this recipe to my monthly meal rotation.

Southwestern Meat Loaf
Penny-Pinching Main Dishes Cookbook

16 ounces ground 90% lean beef
1/4 cup yellow cornmeal -- (1 1/2 ounce)
1/2 cup finely chopped onion
1/2 cup chopped green bell pepper
1 3/4 cup Hunt's chunky tomato sauce -- (one 15-oz. can) divided. see recipe
1 1/2 teaspoon chili seasoning
1 tablespoon Brown Sugar Twin
1 teaspoon dried parsley flakes
1/4 teaspoon dried minced garlic

Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. Spray an 8-by-8-inch baking dish with olive oil-flavored cooking spray. In a large bowl, combine meat, cornmeal, onion, green pepper, 1/4 cup tomato sauce and chili seasoning. Mix well to combine. Pat mixture into prepared baking dish. In a small bowl, combine remaining 1 1/2 cups tomato sauce, Brown Sugar Twin, parsley flakes, and garlic. Pour mixture evenly over meat loaf. Bake for 50 to 55 minutes. Place baking dish on a wire rack and let set for 5 minutes. Cut into 6 servings.

Servings: 6   Points: 3   Calories: 154   Fat: 6g   Fiber: 2g

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