Bacon Cheddar Meat Loaf

Nutrition Facts: 1 meat loaf equals 296 calories, 15 g fat (6 g saturated fat), 86 mg cholesterol, 672 mg sodium, 9 g carbohydrate, trace fiber, 30 g protein. Diabetic Exchanges: 4 lean meat, ½ starch, ½ fat.

Bacon Cheddar Meat Loaf

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  • 4

    egg whites

  • ½

    cup crushed reduced-fat butter-flavored crackers (about 13 crackers)

  • cup plus 8 teaspoons shredded reduced-fat cheddar cheese, divided

  • ¼

    cup chopped onion

  • ½

    teaspoon salt

  • ¼

    teaspoon pepper

  • 1

    pound lean ground beef

  • 2

    turkey bacon strips, cut in half


In a large bowl, combine the egg whites, crackers, 1/3 cup cheese, onion, salt and pepper. Crumble beef over mixture and mix well. Shape into four small loaves; place in an ungreased 11-in. x 7-in. baking dish. Top each with a half-strip of bacon. Bake at 350° for 35-40 minutes or until a meat thermometer reads 160°. Sprinkle with remaining cheese; bake 2-3 minutes longer or until cheese is melted. Yield: 4 servings.


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