Meatloaf
Recipe from EatingWell

The addition of richly flavored dried mushrooms and the whole-grain goodness of bulgur increases the vitamins and minerals and decreases the saturated fat of this meatloaf. The loaf is free-form, rather than baked in a loaf pan, which means more delicious, browned crust. This recipe is large enough to feed a big group or, even better, have leftovers for a cold sandwich the next day.



by 6  people


add your rating
add a comment
 
savings in
 
Ingredients
  • see savings
    On Sale
    1   cup 
    dried mushrooms, such as shiitake, porcini or chanterelle
  • see savings
    On Sale
    1   cup 
    bulgur, (see Ingredient Note)
  • see savings
    On Sale
    1   cup 
    boiling water
  • see savings
    On Sale
    2   teaspoons 
    extra-virgin olive oil
  • see savings
    On Sale
    1   
    small onion, chopped
  • see savings
    On Sale
    1   
    stalk celery, chopped
  • see savings
    On Sale
    2   
    cloves garlic, minced
  • see savings
    On Sale
    1   tablespoon 
    Worcestershire sauce
  • see savings
    On Sale
    1  15  ounce can 
    diced tomatoes, drained
  • see savings
    On Sale
    1/2  cup 
    nonfat evaporated milk
  • see savings
    On Sale
    1/2  cup 
    ketchup
  • see savings
    On Sale
    1   
    large egg
  • see savings
    On Sale
    2   
    large egg whites
  • see savings
    On Sale
    1 1/2  pounds 
    90%-lean ground beef
  • see savings
    On Sale
    1   cup 
    fine dry breadcrumbs
  • see savings
    On Sale
    1/4  cup 
    chopped fresh parsley
  • see savings
    On Sale
    2   teaspoons 
    dried thyme
  • see savings
    On Sale
    1/2  teaspoon 
    salt

Directions
1.
Place mushrooms in a small bowl and cover with warm water; let stand for 30 minutes. Combine bulgur with the boiling water in another small bowl and let soak until the bulgur is tender and the water has been absorbed, about 30 minutes. Remove the mushrooms from the liquid; trim stems and coarsely chop caps.
2.
Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. Coat a baking sheet with cooking spray.
3.
Heat oil in a small skillet over medium-low heat and add onion, celery and garlic. Cook, stirring occasionally, until the vegetables are softened, 5 to 7 minutes. Add Worcestershire and cook for 3 minutes, scraping the pan well as the mixture becomes sticky. Add tomatoes, evaporated milk and ketchup; stir to combine. Continue cooking until the mixture is very thick, about 3 minutes. Remove from the heat and let cool.
4.
Whisk egg and egg whites in a large bowl. Add beef, breadcrumbs, the soaked bulgur, the mushrooms and the tomato mixture. Stir in parsley, thyme and salt. Mix gently but thoroughly with your hands.
5.
Mound the meatloaf mixture into a free-form loaf on the prepared baking sheet. Bake until the internal temperature reaches 165 degrees F, 50 to 60 minutes. Let cool for 10 minutes before slicing and serving.
Tip:

1.
Ingredient note: Bulgur is made by parboiling, drying and coarsely grinding or cracking wheat berries. It simply needs a quick soak in hot water for most uses. Look for it in the natural-foods section of large supermarkets, near other grains, or online at kalustyans.com, lebaneseproducts.com.
Nutrition information
Per Serving: cal. (kcal) 313, Fat, total (g) 10, chol. (mg) 66, sat. fat (g) 3, carb. (g) 32, Monosaturated fat (g) 4, fiber (g) 6, pro. (g) 24, sodium (mg) 467, Potassium (mg) 488, iron (mg) 6, Vegetables () 2, Starch () 1, Medium-Fat Meat () 2, Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet
Add Your Review
Related Recipe
Best Ever Meatloaf
Best Ever Meatloaf

This perfectly flavored meat loaf stays moist and delicious because it's made with Campbell's® Condensed Tomato Soup.

 Articles
The Beauty of Meatloaf on Busy Weeknights
...They say beauty is in the eye of the beholder, but when it comes to meatloaf, everything attractive..., meatloaf has never been considered especially pretty. Who cares? At its best, meatloaf is undeniably... evening. And, as an added bonus, meatloaf sandwiches are a tasty way to deal with leftovers the next day... read more...
how tos
Food Blogs We Love
see more blogs

shop our favorite products