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.
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