Scrumptious Meat Loaf

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1 lb ground beef, extra lean
½ cup (4 oz.) tomato paste
¼ cup onion, chopped
¼ cup green peppers, chopped
¼ cup red peppers, chopped
1 cup fresh tomatoes, blanched and chopped
½ tsp low-sodium mustard
¼ tsp ground black pepper
½ tsp hot pepper, chopped
2 cloves garlic, chopped
2 stalks scallion, chopped
½ tsp ground ginger
1/8 tsp ground nutmeg
1 tsp orange rind, grated
½ tsp thyme, crushed
¼ cup bread crumbs, finely grated


1. Mix all ingredients together.
2. Place in 1-pound loaf pan (preferably with a drip rack) and bake covered for 50 minutes at 350°.
3. Uncover pan and continue baking for 12 minutes.

Serves 6 (Serving size: 1¼ inch-thick slices)

Nutritional information: 193 calories; 9g fat; 3g saturated fat; 45mg cholesterol; 91mg sodium; 2g fiber; 17g protein; 11g carbohydrates; 513mg potassium