Mashed beans economically provide extra protein and fiber in this satisfying and wholesome meatloaf. And remember, leftover meatloaf makes wonderful sandwiches cold or hot.
2/3 cup cooked and mashed Navy, Great Northern, or Yellow-Eye Beans (or a 15.5-ounce can, drained, rinsed and mashed)
1 pound lean ground beef
1 cup tomato ketchup
1/2 cup saltine cracker crumbs or bread crumbs
- Mix all the ingredients together well. Put the mixture in a bread pan, or shape into a loaf and place in a shallow baking dish.
- Bake in a preheated oven at 350°F (175°C) for 45 minutes.
- Serve with cooked rice.
Makes 6 servings
Nutritional Information Per Serving (1/6 of recipe): Calories: 382 Carbohydrates: 30g Fat: 21g Cholesterol: 64mg Protein: 18g Fiber: 4g Sodium: 580mg.
Food Exchanges: 1 starch 1 fruit 2 protein 2 fat.
Recipe provided courtesy Michigan Bean Commission.