French Onion Meat Loaf

French Onion Meat Loaf

Serves 6

1 cup chopped onion
16 ounces extra-lean ground sirloin beef or turkey breast
1/2 cup + 1 tablespoon dried fine bread crumbs
1 (2.5 ounce) jar sliced mushrooms, drained
6 tablespoons Kraft Fat Free Dressing*
3 (3/4-ounce) slices Kraft reduced-fat Swiss cheese
1 tablespoon finely chopped fresh parsley or 1 teaspoon dried parsley flakes

Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Spray a 9-x-5-inch loaf pan with butter-flavored cooking spray. In a large skillet sprayed with butter-flavored cooking spray, saute onion for 5 minutes. In a large bowl, combine meat, bread crumbs, mushrooms, onion, and 1/4 cup French dressing. Mix well to combine. Pat mixture into prepared loaf pan. Bake for 40 minutes. Evenly arrange Swiss cheese slices over partially baked meat loaf. Stir parsley into remaining 2 tablespoons French dressing. Drizzle dressing mixture evenly over top. Continue baking for 10 to 15 minutes. Place baking dish on a wire rack and let set for 5 minutes. Divide into 6 servings.

HINT: Makes wonderful cold sandwiches.

Each serving equals:
HE: 2 1/2 Protein, 1/2 Bread, 1/2 Vegetable, 1/4 Slider, 5 Optional Calories
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211 Calories, 7gm Fat, 22gm Protein, 15gm Carbohydrate,
458mg Sodium, 149mg Calcium, 1gm Fiber
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DIABETIC: 2 1/2 Protein, 1/2 Starch, 1/2 Vegetable

"Healthy Exchanges Food Newsletter August 2003, pg. 11."

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