Garden Meat Loaf

Garden Meat Loaf
Servings: 8 Prep 10 mins Bake 350°F 1 hr Cook 5 mins


  • 1 teaspoon vegetable oil
  • 2 cups packed coleslaw mix
  • 1 pound extra-lean ground beef round or sirloin
  • 1/2 pound lean ground pork
  • 3 egg whites
  • 1/2 cup seasoned dry bread crumbs
  • 1 cup canned stewed tomatoes or crushed tomatoes
  • 1 teaspoon celery salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon black pepper

Make It

1. Heat oven to 350 degrees F. Lightly oil shallow 12 x 8 x 2-inch baking pan.

2. Place large nonstick skillet over high heat. Add the 1 teaspoon vegetable oil; swirl to coat. Add coleslaw mix; brown well without stirring, about 3 minutes. Cook, stirring, 2 minutes longer, adding 2 tablespoons water after 1 minute. Let cool slightly.

3. Crumble beef and pork into large bowl. Add browned vegetables, egg whites, bread crumbs, tomatoes, celery salt and pepper. Shape into loaf in bowl; place in prepared pan. Reshape into 10 x 5-inch loaf.

4. Bake in 350 degrees F oven 1 hour or until internal temperature reaches 160 degrees F. Drain off drippings; reserve for Good Gravy (recipe follows). Let meat loaf stand 10 minutes before slicing.

Good Gravy

Yield: 2 cups


  • 1 tablespoon butter
  • 2 tablespoons flour
  • 1/4 teaspoon thyme
  • 1/4 teaspoon celery salt
  • 3/4 cup chicken broth
  • drippings reserved from Garden Meat Loaf
  • 1/4 cup dry white wine
  • 1 tablespoon cornstarch
  • 2 teaspoons soy sauce

Make It

1. Melt 1 tablespoon butter in saucepan over medium heat. Stir in 2 tablespoons flour; cook 1 minute (mixture will be dry). Stir in 1/4 teaspoon each thyme and celery salt. Stir in 1-3/4 cups chicken broth and any degreased drippings reserved from Garden Meat Loaf. Cook, stirring, until slightly thickened and simmering. Stir together 1/4 cup dry white wine and 1 tablespoon cornstarch in cup until smooth. Add to gravy with 2 teaspoons soy sauce; stir until thickened and simmering. Serve hot. Makes 2 cups.

Nutrition Facts

Servings Per Recipe: 8; Amount Per Serving: cal. (kcal): 237, Fat, total (g): 13, chol. (mg): 140, sat. fat (g): 5, carb. (g): 9, fiber (g): 1, pro. (g): 21, sodium (mg): 491, Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.