Meatloaf with Carmelized Onions and Shitake Mushrooms

  • 2 tsp Olive Oil
  • 1 large onion, chopped
  • 2 garlic cloves minced
  • 1 cup tomato sauce
  • ½ cup whole grain, dried breadcrumbs
  • 2 lg. egg whites, slightly beaten
  • 2 tsp Worcestershire sauce 1 tsp dried basil
  • 1 tsp dried oregano
  • salt/pepper
  • ½ lb. fresh shiitake mushrooms, stems discarded and sliced thinly
  • 1 and ½ lb. ground beef (7% or less fat)

  1. Preheat oven to 350. Spray loaf pan with nonstick spray
  2. Heat 1 tsp oil in medium nonstick skillet over medium high heat.
  3. Add onion and cook, stirring occasionally until onion is tender, about 10 minutes.
  4. Add garlic and cook, until fragrant…about 30 seconds. Transfer to large bowl.
  5. Add remaining 1 tsp oil to skillet, add mushrooms and cook, stirring occasionally until browned, 6-7 minutes.
  6. Add to bowl with onion and let cool about 5 minutes.
  7. Add beef, ½ cup tomato sauce, bread crumbs, egg whites, Worcestershire sauce, basil, oregano, salt and pepper to bowl and mix until well blended.
  8. Transfer mix to loaf pan (4×9 inch) Spread remaining ½ cup tomato sauce over top. Bake until instant read thermometer inserted to center of loaf reads 160. About 1 hour. Let stand about 5 minutes before slicing.

Serves 6
Weight Watchers Points Plus value = 5

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