June 25, 2008 § 2 Comments
I don’t know what the deal is with me, but I’ve been feeling like ass all week. I thought it was a sinus infection, but now my whole body hurts. I don’t do sick well. Bitch moan, bitch moan, whine. I just hope my head doesn’t feel like exploding when I get on a plane this weekend. POP!
It’s times like this when I really just want to curl up in bed with a good book, then stuff my face full of comfort food before taking a long nap. Last night we made another one of our new favorites – a spicy meatloaf (with a recipe snagged off of Weight Watchers, of all places). It’s such a simple recipe, low-fat using a binder of oatmeal instead of bread crumbs, yet it’s so satisfying. Probably one of the best meat loafs I’ve had (my dad is probably rolling over in his grave – sorry!).
1 sprays cooking spray
1 1/2 pound uncooked lean ground beef – 7% fat
1 cup rolled oats (I accidentally used steel cut oats and it worked out fine, so I’m not changing it)
1 medium onion, finely chopped
1/2 tsp garlic powder
4 oz canned jalapeno peppers, diced (you can use mild chilies if preferred, wuss)
1 large egg
1 Tbsp chili powder
2 tsp ground cumin
8 oz canned tomato sauce, divided
Preheat oven to 375°F. Coat a loaf pan with cooking spray. Combine all ingredients, except half of tomato sauce, in a large mixing bowl; set remaining tomato sauce aside. Spoon meatloaf mixture into prepared pan and smooth top. Bake for 60 minutes; spoon remaining sauce over meatloaf and cook 5 minutes more. Slice into eight pieces (if you’re on WW, this is 4 points per piece).