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Ragu Meatloaf

This meatloaf has the flavors of an Italian ragu.

Ingredients

Directions

  1. Heat olive oil in a saucepan on medium heat. Sauté onion, carrot, celery and garlic. Stir in parsley. Cook out most of the water.
  2. Add vinegar, let it reduce. Add heavy cream and tomato sauce, let it reduce. Lower cooking temperature and keep cooking until mixture resembles a paste. Set aside to cool.
  3. Preheat oven to 425 °F (220 °C). In a mixing bowl, mix together ground beef, egg and cheeses. Make sure vegetable mixture has cooled off, then mix it in with the meat.
  4. Place the mixture into a loaf pan. Bake at 425 °F for 45-55 minutes. Let cool for 10 minutes before slicing.
  5. Note: for Atkins Induction Phase, omit vinegar and carrots. For South Beach Diet, omit heavy cream, use lean ground turkey instead of beef, use low-fat mozzarella cheese instead of full-fat, use only 1 tsp olive oil or omit entirely.
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I can't wait to try this recipe and am glad I don't have an issue with dairy...
03 Oct 12 by member: kyleVA
This meat loaf was delicious. I didn't add carrots and used green onions instead of red onions. I used 1 lb of ground beef and 1 lb of ground chicken. I used sugar free spaghetti sauce too. Making those changes I got the total carb count down to around 4.2. What a great recipe to work with. Goes great with a side of zucchini. Everyone loved it. Thanks!
12 Jun 12 by member: Jjseven22
The 5.28g carbs is for one serving.
07 Mar 12 by member: owenswife
I MADE THE MEATLOAF LAST NIGHT MINUS THE VINEGAR 7 CARROTS AND I HAVE TO SAY THAT IT WAS DELICIOUS! I LOVED IT! THANKS FOR SHARING THIS RECIPE :)
20 Jan 12 by member: triciaII
Balsamic Vinegar, carrots, and tomato sauce together have more than 5g carbs. Carrots are not allowed on Induction at all. I'm not sold on the total carb count on this recipe.
10 Feb 11 by member: azorn
This is great served with a side of zucchini noodles.
Very nice change from traditional meatloaf.
29 Feb 08 by member: xx_victoria

     
 

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Nutrition summary:

There are 580 calories in 1 serving of Ragu Meatloaf.
Calorie break-down: 73% fat, 4% carbs, 24% protein.

Nutrition Facts
Serving Size 1 serving
Amount Per Serving
Calories
580
 
% Daily Values*
Total Fat
46.39g
59%
Saturated Fat
18.643g
93%
Trans Fat
1.863g
Polyunsaturated Fat
1.979g
Monounsaturated Fat
20.11g
Cholesterol
246mg
82%
Sodium
366mg
16%
Total Carbohydrate
5.28g
2%
Dietary Fiber
1g
3%
Sugars
2.23g
Protein
33.77g
Vitamin D
0mcg
2%
Calcium
170mg
13%
Iron
4.07mg
23%
Potassium
622mg
13%
Vitamin A
191mcg
21%
Vitamin C
9.9mg
11%
* The % Daily Value (DV) tells you how much a nutrient in a serving of food contributes to a daily diet. 2,000 calories a day is used for general nutrition advice.
29%
of RDI*
(580 calories)
29% of RDI
Calorie Breakdown:
 
Carbohydrate (3%)
 
Fat (73%)
 
Protein (24%)
* Based on a RDI of 2000 calories


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