Friday, July 31, 2009
Another Biggest Loser recipe
Buffalo Chicken-Blue Cheese Meatloaf
Biggest Loser Family Cookbook Copyright 2008
Olive Oil Spray
2/3 c. Old-fashioned oats
1/2 c. Fat-free milk
2 1/2 Tbsp buffalo wing sauce, or more to taste
1 pound extra-lean, ground chicken breast
1/2 c. Finely chopped celery
1/4 c. Shredded carrot
1/4 c. Finely chopped sweet onion
2 large egg whites, lightly beaten
1/4 tsp. salt
2 oz. Crumbled reduced-fat blue cheese
Preheat the oven to 350 degrees. Lightly mist a 9x5 loaf pan with olive oil spray.
Combine the oats and milk in a medium mixing bowl and stir to mix. Let stand
for 3 minutes, or until the oats begin to soften. Stir in the wing sauce until well
mixed. Add the chicken, celery, carrot, onion, egg whites and salt. With a fork or
clean hands, mix the ingredients well. Add the blue cheese and gently mix to combine.
Transfer the mixture to the prepared pan and spread so that the top is flat. Bake
for 35 to 40 minutes, or until the chicken is completely cooked through and no
longer pink. Cut into 8 slices and serve immediately.
*edited to add - I baked the meatloaf ahead of time and then I grilled it.
Makes 4 servings
Per serving: 263 calories, 6 g fat, 74 mg cholesterol, 485 mg sodium, 14 g carbohydrate, 2 g fiber, 35 g protein.
I checked this book out of the library again. One mystery about my library is that they are constantly getting new cookbooks but the cookbook section never grows. They are obviously rotating some out but I can never tell which ones. One thing I I'm sure of is that I'll never see them at any of their book sales - there are never any cookbooks at those sales by the time I arrive. Someone is grabbing them all up.
I did enjoy this meatloaf but I thought the 'buffalo' flavor could have been more pronounced. I meant to add some wing sauce to the top but I forgot. This didn't scream 'Buffalo Wings!' but it had a very nice flavor and also texture - I'm loving oatmeal as a binder in meatloaf. It makes such a tender, melt-in-your-mouth meatloaf.
Busy day. TGIF!
Oops! Almost forgot to link to all my ground chicken recipes.
Question of the Day: Do you like blue cheese?