Makes 6 servings.
1 pound ground beef, extra lean
1/2 cup tomato paste
1/4 cup onion, chopped
1/4 cup green pepper
1/4 cup red pepper
1 cup fresh tomatoes, blanched, chopped
1/2 teaspoon mustard, low-sodium
1/4 teaspoon ground black pepper
1/2 teaspoon hot pepper, chopped
2 cloves garlic, chopped
2 scallions, chopped
1/8 teaspoon nutmeg, ground
1 teaspoon orange rind, grated
1/2 teaspoon thyme, crushed
1/4 cup breadcrumbs, finely grated
- Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
- Mix all ingredients together.
- Place in 1-pound loaf pan (preferably with drip rack), and bake, covered, for 50 minutes.
- Uncover pan, and continue baking for 12 minutes.
- Cut and serve.
Serving size: One 1 1/4-inch thick slice. Amount per serving: 193 calories, 9g total fat (3g saturated fat), 45mg cholesterol, 11g carbohydrates, 17g protein, 2g total fiber, 91mg sodium.
Source: National Institutes of Health