Friday, August 23, 2013

Weight Watchers Bacon Meatloaf!

Helloooooo everyone! I hope that everyone has had a great week it is finally Friday!!! This has been my first week back to work after a week long vacation to the beach so life has been different! This week we have tried a lot of new recipes at home, and this one might take the cake as my new favorite! I am not a huge meatloaf fan, and I've only made meatloaf maybe 2 other times, but let me say that this will be a new staple in our house hold for sure! It is fabulous, only 6 Weight Watchers Plus points per serving, and is great to take to work for lunch leftovers! I used THIS recipe and adapted it slightly. Hope you enjoy!

Weight Watchers Bacon Meatloaf
  • 1 lb extra lean ground beef (raw)
  • 1 pack of real bacon bits (you could cook and crumble turkey bacon if you prefer, but by hubby isn't a fan and honestly real bacon bits save me a lot of time!)
  • 1 cup fresh mushrooms chopped fine
  • 1/2 cup onion chopped fine
  • 1/2 cup canned crushed tomatoes
  • 2 tbsp. bbq sauce
  • 2 tbsp. ketchup
  • 1 tsp garlic salt
  • 1 tsp Italian seasoning

  • Heat oven to 400 degrees. Spray a skillet with nonstick cooking spray to medium heat on the stove adding your chopped onions and mushrooms. Cook until soft (about 5 minutes) stirring occasionally.
  • In a mixing bowl, add your cooked veggies, 3/4 of your bacon bits, raw ground beef, crushed tomatoes, and your spices. Mix all of these together.
  • Spray a loaf pan with nonstick cooking spray and add your beef/veggie mixture making sure it is packed in well and smooth on top.
  • In a small bowl combine your bbq sauce and ketchup then top your meat mixture evenly. Top your meat mixture with the remaining 1/4 of your bacon bits
  • Bake for about 50 minutes or until your ground beef is cooked all the way through. Don't be tempted to eat it too early because it smells so good okay?
  • Slice into 5 equal parts and EAT UP!

  • With the ingredients that I used each serving (there are 5 total in this recipe) ended up being 6 Weight Watchers Plus points. I decided to use real bacon bits as a trade off, but if you decided to use turkey bacon your points would be different. This is great paired with green peas, and I had 1/2 of a baked red potato with mine as well. Also, since we had left over fresh mushrooms because the recipe only calls for 1 cup of chopped mushrooms I sautéed the rest and we had those as well as a side! 

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