Healthy Meat Loaf Recipe
4 cup packed, finely shredded
1 cabbage (about 1 pound)
1 medium onion,finely chopped
1 (1/2 cup)
1 1/2 tbsp corn oil
1 cup packed shredded carrot
1 (2 medium)
1 cl garlic,minced (1 heaping
1/2 lb ground round or lean ground
1 egg white
1 whole egg
1/3 cup bread crumbs,preferably
1 whole wheat
1 tsp dried basil,crumbled
1/4 tsp oregano,crumbled
1/2 tsp fresh ground black pepper,
1 to taste
1/4 cup water
2 tbsp vinegar
1 cup packed shredded potatoes
1 (2 medium)
Saute cabbage and onion in the oil in a large skillet over medium
heat,stirring them often,for about 5 minutes.Reduce the heat to
medium low and saute the vegetables for 5 to 10 minutes longer or
until cabbage begins to turn golden. Add the carrots and garlic;saute
the vegetables another 5 minutes.Remove the vegetables from the heat
and let them cool to room temperature. In a large bowl,combine the
beef with the egg white and whole egg,bread
crumbs,basil,oregano,black pepper,water and vinegar. Add the cooked
vegetables and shredded potatoes to the beef mixture.Mix ingredients
well. In a shallow baking pan,shape the meat and vegetable mixture
into a loaf about 8" long.Cover the pan tightly with aluminum foil.
Bake the meat loaf in a preheated 350 degree oven for 30
minutes.Uncover the meat loaf and bake it 30 minutes longer. Let the
meat loaf rest for about 15 minutes before slicing it. Serve 8.
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