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?


M Smith said...

Nope. Can't stand the stuff. But how did you get the grill marks on your meatloaf? Did you throw it on the griller after it was baked?

The Cookbook Junkie said...

Yes, thanks for catching that. I always make my meatloaves ahead of time and then grill them on the Griddler. I originally forgot to mention that this time.

This was such a soft meatloaf, I think it might have fallen apart if I tried to slice and serve it right away.

Unknown said...

no!!! I love goat and feta but do not like blue cheese!

Anonymous said...

I like it very much and I can't wait to make that meat loaf.


Tracy said...

Verry interesting ... could this be a healthy recipe my family would actually eat? Will have to bookmark this one. Thanks.

Wanda said...

YES! I love bleu cheese!

KatiePerk said...

I just made this and you were exactly right. I added a bit more wing sauce because I like it spicy. The texture was softer than normal meatloaf but it was delicious. I will make it again. And yes I love blue cheese!! but I didn't until later in life.

Anonymous said...

This looks so tasty!

Anonymous said...

This is awful. We took a couple of bites and ended up throwing it all away. I don't think a meatloaf should be made with ground chicken.

The Cookbook Junkie said...

I imagine this recipe could be a shock to someone who wasn't used to or didn't like ground chicken. I mean, it won't taste like beef.

Anonymous said...

Just made this tonight, I'm not a huge fan, but I'm on a diet were I can only eat protein,veg and fruit. I was running out of ideas for dinner, so this was very helpful. I would recomend this meal to anyone trying to lose weight However, when I finish my strict diet, I will never eat this again... sorry!

NicPic Photography said...

yummy can't wait to try!

Anonymous said...

I enjoyed this even more cold.

Kris said...

I have found my poultry meatloaf is firmer and tastier on day two...I,too, prefer beef as does my husband. Unlike my husband, I need to lose weight so he must suffer with me!

EJ said...

Like blue cheese? yes hope the wife likes it too