WW Recipe of the Day: Paula Deen’s Meatloaf
(324 calories | *7 WW Freestyle SmartPoints)
This Paula Deen Meatloaf Recipe is just one example of why I admire her.
She is one of the few Food Network Stars who makes quick easy dinner recipes that real people with busy lives can make.
I love her casual approach to simple easy home cooking. The problem is that, though tasty, most of her recipes are far from light or healthy.
This is the meatloaf recipe I make most often these days. It comes from her original The Lady and Sons Savannah Country Cookbook . I love that it uses oats instead of bread crumbs and has a sweet ketchup based topping.
The Skinny on Paula Deen’s Recipe for Meatloaf
At *7 WW SmartPoints (*8 PointsPlus – old program) per serving, it’s an occasional indulgence. I usually stay within my daily points target by enjoying a smaller portion (5 – 6 Points worth) and then loading up with vegetables and salad, which works fine.
The next time I make it, I’m going to replace the egg with a mixture of 1 tablespoon ground flaxseed and 3 tablespoons water, so it will meet Mac’s current dairy-free dietary requirements.
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Paula Deen Meatloaf Recipe
- 1 pound lean ground beef
- 1 1/4 teaspoons salt
- 1/4 teaspoon ground black pepper
- 1/2 cup chopped onion
- 1/2 cup chopped bell pepper
- 1 large egg
- 1 cup diced canned tomatoes with their juice
- 1/2 cup quick cooking oats
- 1/3 cup ketchup
- 2 tablespoons brown sugar
- 1 tablespoon yellow mustard
- Place a rack in the center of the oven and preheat the oven to 375F degrees.
- In a large bowl mix together all meatloaf ingredients well. Place the mixture into a 9x13-inch glass or ceramic baking dish and shape into a loaf.
- Mix together the topping ingredients and spread over the loaf.
- Bake until done, about 1 hour. Remove from the oven and let rest for 10 minutes before slicing.
Source: The Lady and Sons Savannah Country Cookbook by Paula Deen
*PointsPlus® and SmartPoints® calculated by Simple Nourished Living; Not endorsed by Weight Watchers International, Inc. All recipe ingredients except optional items included in determining nutritional estimates. SmartPoints® values calculated WITHOUT Weight Watchers Zero Points fruits and vegetables using the WW Recipe Builder.
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