Tuesday, March 03, 2009

More meat loaf

BBQ-Bacon Meat Loaf

Biggest Loser Family Cookbook Copyright 2008

Olive-oil spray
1 cup chopped red onion
4 slices extra-lean turkey bacon, chopped I used pork bacon, low-sodium
2/3 cup old-fashioned oats
1/2 cup fat-free milk
1 pound extra-lean ground chicken breast
2 large egg whites, lightly beaten
1 clove fresh garlic, minced
1 teaspoon Worcestershire sauce
1/8 teaspoon salt
2 Tablespoons barbecue sauce (choose one made with 7 grams carbohydrates or less per 2 tablespoons) I just used what I had which had more carbs

Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. Lightly mist a 9-inch by 5-inch by 3-inch nonstick loaf pan with the olive oil spray.

Place a medium nonstick skillet over medium-high heat. Lightly mist the pan and spray and add the onion and bacon. Cook, stirring, for 6 to 8 minutes, or until the onion is tender and just barely starting to brown and the bacon is crisp. Remove the pan from the heat and allow the mixture to cool.

Combine the oats and milk in a medium mixing bowl and stir to mix. Let the mixture stand for 3 minutes or until the oats begin to soften. Add the cooled onion and bacon mixture, the chicken, egg whites, garlic, Worcestershire sauce and salt. With a fork or clean hands, mix the ingredients until well combined.

Transfer the mixture to the prepared pan and spread so the top is flat. Spread the barbecue sauce evenly over the top. Bake for 35-40 minutes or until the chicken is completely cooked through and no longer pink. Let the loaf sit for 10 minutes before cutting into 8 slices to serve. I made it ahead of time and then I sliced it and grilled it.

Makes 4 servings

Serving Size: 1/4 loaf Per serving: Calories 258, Total Fat 3g, Saturated Fat 0g, Cholesterol 76mg, Sodium 529mg, Total Carbohydrate 20g, Dietary Fiber 2g, Protein 35g 70%

I was excited when I saw another Biggest Loser cookbook. I enjoyed the first one and I enjoyed the author's other cookbook, The Most Decadent Diet Ever!

This was a nice meat loaf. I really liked the texture. When I see oatmeal in a meat loaf recipe, I tend to think it will stand out and be lumpy or something but it works really well as a filler. The plumped up oatmeal blends in with the rest of the mixture and keeps the meat loaf very moist.

The flavor was great too although the bacon didn't actually scream out at you. I probably only used about 3 strips so maybe that 1 extra strip will make the difference. I went with pork bacon. I don't do turkey bacon. Turkey sausage? Yes. Turkey bacon? No way.

The one thing that bothers me about this cookbook is that they have all the contestants from last season in the cookbook but the cookbook hit printing before they lost the weight. Those people worked so hard and looked so great yet no one reading this book gets to see that.

Question of the Day: Do you watch Biggest Loser? That is one of my few 'must watch' shows.


Anonymous said...

I've got my husband hooked on the show. I try not to cry when my favorites get voted out. I try not to yell when they do something stupid (Dane instead of Ron? Are they insane?). I just bought my first BL cookbook (the 30 day one).

The Becklets said...

I am addicted to the Biggest Loser! I always feel a little guilty sitting on the sofa for 2 hours and I usually cry when they kick someone that I like off. I'll have to check out the cookbook.

Heather said...

thanks for making this and talking about it. I think we are collecting some of the same books these days, this one and the Diner's Drive ins and Dives.
Now I am going to have to make this.

I love the BL, and am actually watching it right now.