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Lightened Southwestern Meatloaf with Chipotle Glaze 
Dec. 3, 2010 9:54 am 
Updated: Feb. 15, 2011 1:51 pm


When I was growing up, my mom was one of those that loved to feed us seconds, thirds and mores. From a health perspective, we know now, we don't want to push food on people, even our children. It leads to overeating and unhealthy lifestyles. But I can understand why she did it. As cooks, we get great satisfaction by watching others enjoy our creations. When I watch someone, especially our picky-eater son, go back for more, it gives me incredible satisfaction.

Quinn, our son, went back for thirds of this dish!

I understand why. Despite using extra lean beef, 96 percent lean, this meatloaf is very moist and full of flavor. The vegetables add moisture, the corn, cilantro and peppers all come through, but don't overwhelm the flavor of the meat. And when you get that zing of chipotle topping, it just makes you want to go back for more.

And if you decide you just have to have a second piece, you can do so without feeling too guilty. One serving, the whole meatloaf is six, is only 297 calories with 8 grams of fat, 26 grams of carbohydrate, 2 grams of fiber, and 29 grams of protein.

Get the recipe at Fight the Fat Foodie!

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Dec. 3, 2010 1:21 pm
This looks absolutely scrumptious and I will make it next week after Thanksgiving leftovers are finished. Thanks for sharing.
Dec. 3, 2010 4:01 pm
Almost in passind, you mentioned making vegetable broth from the paring and peelings from food preparation. I've been doing it ever since and I have accumulated a large supply of vegetable broth. Nice, rich and dark and not a clear broth- one that still has some properties of the vegetables. Thank you for the idea!
Dec. 3, 2010 8:23 pm
Looks WONDERFUL! Can't wait to give it a try.
Dec. 9, 2010 7:33 am
Mike, glad it's working for you. I couldn't believe the flavor difference the first time I did it. Thanks all for the comments
Dec. 9, 2010 5:04 pm
We're fighting the fat too. Hubster likes the spicy, I- the mild. So- I may tame it down a bit. But love a good idea for meatloaf. I remember seeing a meatloaf that was surrounded a layer of fat-ick! Thank you for blogging!
Feb. 15, 2011 1:51 pm
I have done a lot of cooking and my family seems to like it when I experiment. I have not been able to make a decent meatloaf and it is the family joke that it is time to eat out when mom makes meatloaf. I am going to try your recipe and maybe I will be successful. Thanks.
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