Meatloaf can go one of two ways. It can be a lump of flavorless beef–or it can be a tender, hearty, flavorful, slice of comfort food. Our mom’s meatloaf is the latter. Her recipe is classic… made of simple ingredients and topped with good old American ketchup. Pair it with a pile of creamy mashed potatoes, and you have the flavors of home.
2 lb. ground beef (93% lean beef)
1 c. canned tomato sauce
60 saltine crackers (about a sleeve and a half)
½ c. diced onion
1 c. diced bell pepper
½ c. ketchup
1 tsp. salt
Preheat oven to 375°F. Combine all ingredients except ketchup until just mixed. Do not over mix. Spread ketchup on top of loaves. Form two loaves on a sheet pan. Bake for 45 minutes or until cooked through (160°F throughout).
Weight Watchers info: This recipe makes 16 servings at 4 SmartPoints each.