HOLY COW!!!! ;)
This is the nutrition info provided by that website:
- Servings Per Recipe: 10
- Amount Per Serving
- Calories: 350.4
- Total Fat: 25.5 g
- Cholesterol: 95.7 mg
- Sodium: 389.7 mg
- Total Carbs: 11.2 g
- Dietary Fiber: 1.2 g
- Protein: 18.0 g
One of my Twitter friends wanted to know if there was some way to trim the calories. So, first... how I make my meatloaf:
2 pounds of ground beef: I was born and raised on a cattle ranch, so my beef is FULL of fat. But it does not look like a pile of worms on a Styrofoam tray and it tastes GOOD, so I am partial to it. LOL..... I had a friend once who told me I am a Meat Snob, because I won't eat the stuff out of the grocery store. But you all have different tastes, so this would be the very first place to trim calories.
1 cup grated carrots and about 8 ounces fresh mushrooms, diced.
3 eggs (normally I do one egg per pound of meat, but with the mushrooms and carrots, I added an egg.)
1 cup bread crumbs
Generous amount of Montreal Steak Seasoning (to taste)
Worcestershire sauce ( AKA Bug Juice in our family.
And, because I hate catsup with a passion, I make my meatloaf with wither BBQ sauce or, light night I used Lea & Perrin's Steak sauce, maybe about 1/3 of a cup.
Once every thing is all mixed, I spread in the pan and spread a thin layer of the steak sauce on the top.
Last night, I was preparing for my family of SIX, so I used a large loaf pan. However, I have cooked my meatloaf in a MUFFIN PAN because that makes perfect single serving sizes that I can freeze.... great for lunches or those times when I dont have to cook for everyone.
So.... how else to trim calories...... I don't always use breadcrumbs, and I could have maybe got by with 2 eggs.
For me, 350 calories just for the meatloaf was startling, especially because we also had baked potatoes for dinner. But really, if I omit a starch and just eat the meatloaf and a veggie, that really isn't a bad meal in terms of total calories. And it is a great source of protein. So for me, I will leave it just the way it is.
Haha, so maybe that is the answer: cut calories by cutting the potato....I will leave my meatloaf just the way it is!!