Chili Meat Loaf with Ratatouille Sauce

Chili Meat Loaf with Ratatouille Sauce Author: Canadian Living Credits: Chili Meat Loaf with Ratatouille Sauce

Lean ground beef is economical and easy to prepare. And, turned into meat loaf, it's so satisfying when paired with Ratatouille Sauce. Serve with Baked Potatoes with Tzatziki Topping and a salad of spinach tossed with a light vinaigrette.

  • Portion size 6 servings

Ingredients

  • 2 teaspoons canola oil
  • 1 onion , chopped
  • 2 cloves garlic , minced
  • 1/2 teaspoon each salt and dried basil
  • 1/4 teaspoon each dried thyme and pepper
  • 1 egg
  • 1/2 cup dry bread crumbs
  • 1/3 cup chili sauce or salsa
  • 2 tablespoons chopped fresh parsley
  • 1 tablespoon Dijon mustard
  • 1 1/2 lb (750 g) lean ground beef
  • Ratatouille sauce

Method

Brush oil over nonstick skillet; heat over medium heat. Add onion, garlic, salt, basil, thyme and pepper; cook, stirring occasionally, until onion is softened, about 5 minutes. Let cool. In bowl, beat egg; mix in bread crumbs, chili sauce, parsley, mustard and onion mixture. Mix in beef.

Pack into 8- x 4-inch (1.5 L) loaf pan. Bake in 350°F (180°C) oven until meat thermometer registers 170°F (75°C), about 1 hour. Let stand for 5 minutes; drain off fat. Serve with Ratatouille Sauce (see below).

Nutritional facts <b>Per serving:</b> about

  • Sodium 900 mg
  • Protein 26 g
  • Calories 350.0
  • Total fat 18 g
  • Cholesterol 89 mg
  • Saturated fat 6 g
  • Total carbohydrate 22 g

%RDI

  • Iron 29.0
  • Fibre 0.0
  • Folate 18.0
  • Sodium 0.0
  • Sugars 0.0
  • Calcium 8.0
  • Protein 0.0
  • Calories 0.0
  • Total fat 0.0
  • Vitamin A 13.0
  • Vitamin C 58.0
  • Potassium 0.0
  • Cholesterol 0.0
  • Saturated fat 0.0
  • Total carbohydrate 0.0
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Chili Meat Loaf with Ratatouille Sauce