16oz ground 90% lean turkey or beef 6Tablespoons (1½oz)dried fine bread crumbs ½ cup finely chopped onion ½ cup finely chopped green bell pepper ½ cup (one 2.5oz jar)sliced mushrooms, drained 1/3 cup (1½ oz)sliced ripe olives 1 ¾ cup (one 15oz can) Hunt's Tomato Sauce* 2 tsp Italian seasoning* ½ tsp pour-able sugar twin ¾ cup (3oz)shredded Kraft reduced-fat mozzarella cheese
Place a small custard cup in center of a deep-dish 9" glass pie plate or use microwave ring mold. Spray pie plate with olive oil-flavored cooking spray. In a large bowl, combine meat, bread crumbs, onion, green pepper, mushrooms, olives, ½ cup tomato sauce, & 1 tsp Italian seasoning. Mix well to combine. Evenly spread meat mixture into pie plate. Stir remaining 1 tsp Italian seasoning & Sugar Twin into remaining tomato sauce. Spread sauce mixture evenly over meat mixture. Microwave on HIGH(100% power) for 10 min. Sprinkle mozzarella cheese evenly over top. Turn dish & continue microwaving on HIGH an additional 8 min. Place pie plate on a wire rack & let set for 5 min. Cut into 6 servings.
Each serving equals: HE: 2 2/3 protein 1 2/3 vegetable 1/3 bread ¼fat
Ranchero Meatloaf Source of Recipe JoAnna M. Lund Serves 6
16 ounces ground 90% lean turkey or beef 12 small fat-free saltine crackers, made into crumbs 1 cup (one 8-ounce can) Hunt's Tomato Sauce* 1 teaspoon JO's Chili Seasoning 1/4 cup chunky salsa 1 tablespoon Brown Sugar Twin 1/3 cup (1 1/2 ounces) shredded Kraft Reduced Fat Chedder Cheese
Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Spray a 8-by-8-inch baking dish with butter-flavored cooking spray. In a medium bowl, combine meat, cracker crumbs, 1/4 cup tomato sauce, and JO's Chili Seasoning. Mix well, using hands. Pat mixture into prepared baking dish. In a small bowl, combine remaining 3/4 cup tomato sauce, salsa, and Brown Sugar Twin. Spread mixture evenly over top of meatloaf. Bake 40 minutes. Sprinkle Chedder cheese evenly over top of partially baked meatloaf. Continue baking 10 minutes longer or until cheese melts. Place baking dish on a wire rack and let set 5 minutes.Cut into 6 servings.
HINT: 1) Substitute any reputable brand for JO's Chili Seasoning. 2) I leave the degree of "hotness" of salsa to your personal choice.
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