Tuesday, March 15, 2011

Recipe: SB 'Meat'loaf

Don't tell the hubby, but I just used all of the ketchup...oops. But, it was worth it because I made one of my favorite recipes! It's another one from the Skinny B Cookbook. I have never really been a fan of meatloaf because I have this weird thing with substances and I don't do 'gooey.' This 'meat'loaf however, has a neat texture due to the walnuts and the veggies. So, I personally like it better!

-Oil for the pan (I used Pam)
-1 carrot, cut into 1/4 inch dice (I did a rondelle/round cut)
-1 celery stalk, cut into 1/4 inch dice
-3 ounces cremini, shitake or portobello mushrooms, cut into 1/4 inch dice (I used white mushrooms, geez, do I ever follow the recipe?)
-2 gloves garlic, minced
-2 teaspoons sea salt
-1 teaspoon pepper
-2 slices wheat bread
-1 cup toasted walnuts (I only used 1/2 cup...)
-2 (14 oz) packages of vegan ground beef 
(I used the frozen Boca brand and I only used one bag, I don't think two bags would be necessary, but I also like a higher proportion of veggies)
-1/2 cup rolled oats
-1/2 cup ketchup
-2 Tablespoons chopped fresh Parsley

-Preheat oven to 375F
-Oil a 10x4x3 inch loaf pan
-In an 8 to 10 inch skillet, over medium heat, add the oil
-Add the carrot and celery, cook ~2 minutes, stirring occasionally
-Add onion and cook ~3 minutes

-Add mushrooms, garlic, pepper and salt. Cook until vegetables are crisp/tender and there is no longer liquid from the mushrooms,  ~2 minutes

-Remove from heat and allow to cook slightly
-In a food processor, combine bread and walnuts, pulse into a coarse meal

-Transfer mixture to a large bowl and add the 'beef,' oats, ketchup, parsley and the vegetable mixture
-Use your hands (ha, yeah right. no thank you) to mix well
-Transfer the loaf mixture to the prepared loaf pan and spread into an even layer

-Bake 45 minutes, until tip of the knife inserted into the center comes out piping hot
-Let loaf sit ~5 minutes before turning it out onto a serving plate
-Cut into slices and serve!

Nutritional Information:
-Serving size: 1/6 of loaf
-Calories: 216
-Fat: 6.8 g
-Sodium: 648 mg
-Carbs: 26.1 g
-Dietary Fiber: 5.1 g
-Protein: 16.5 g

The cookbook pairs this with Mashed Potatoes. I personally don't like mashed potatoes too often because they are so heavy on the stomach. However, feel free to add whatever sides you like!

Hope you enjoy it and let me know if you have any questions, comments or suggestions!


  1. Mmmm sounds yummy! I'm definitely going to be trying this soon. Suggestion: is there a way to make categories for people to click on to navigate through your blog postings? Maybe a category for dinner recipes, tricep exercises, fitness class updates, etc? I think that would be wonderful if this site let you not only categorize things by months but also by category :)

  2. This sounds great Courtney! I am always looking for healthy recipes, that are actually delicious. I can't wait to try it.

    Have you ever thought about added nutritional information with your recipes (if its available).

    Thanks dear!

  3. Hey! I'm just now seeing these comments!

    Emily: I really don't know if I can do that, I know it categorizes them on the side by months, but I will look at it!

    Beth: I included the nutrition info on a couple of the recipes, but I don't have it for all of them :/ I can figure this one up for you though and add it to the post!


  4. Okay guys, thanks so much for the suggestions!

    Here's what I did, I added the nutrition info for the meatloaf, but I will have to work on the nutrition info for the previous posts.

    I made a list on the sidebar with the 'labels' that you can click on for breakfast, entree, dessert and fitness.

    Let me know what you think!