Diabetic Diet Recipes - Vegetables Meatloaf

Diabetic Recipe - Vegetables Meatloaf (6 servings)


1 1/2 pounds ground round steak, lean 
1/2 cup wheat bread crumbs, soft (made in blender) 
1/2 cup carrot, shredded 
1/4 cup celery, thinly sliced 
1/2 onion, minced 
1/4 cup green bell pepper, chopped 
1 egg, slightly beaten 
1 bunch spinach (small) fresh, cleaned, stemmed, and chopped (1/2 pound)
2 teaspoons worcestershire sauce 
1/2 teaspoon dry mustard 
1/2 teaspoon black pepper, freshly ground 
2 tablespoons parsley, fresh, minced 
1/4 cup tomato purée 
1 16-ounce can tomatoes, whole 
1 teaspoon basil leaves 

Using lean ground round instead of ground beef decreases the amount of fat and calories.

Preparation Method

1. Preheat oven to 350ºF.
2. Combine all ingredients except tomato puree, tomatoes, and basil. Shape into a loaf. Place in shallow baking dish. Pour puree over and bake for 1 hour or until done.
3. Whirl the tomatoes briefly in a blender or food processor. There should still be some small lumps of tomato. Add the basil. Transfer to a small saucepan and simmer, uncovered, for 10-15 minutes. Serve the sauce separately.
4. Lift meat loaf out of drippings with 2 large spatulas. Cut into 6 equal portions. They will be approximately ¾ cup in volume.

Food Exchange

Food exchanges per serving: 3 lean MEAT, 1 VEGETABLE



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