New-Fashioned Meat Loaf
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2/3 cup old-fashioned oats
1/2 cup fat-free milk
1 pound, 93-percent lean ground beef
1/2 cup chopped fresh spinach
1/4 cup onion, minced
2 large egg whites, lightly beaten
1 tablespoon prepared horseradish
2 teaspoons salt-free Italian seasoning
1 teaspoon low-sodium Worcestershire sauce
1 clove garlic, peeled and minced
1/4 teaspoon salt, if desired
1/3 cup unsweetened or reduced-sodium ketchup
Heat oven to 350 degrees.
In a medium mixing bowl combine oats and milk. Let sit for 3 minutes or until oats are slightly softened. Add beef, spinach, onions, beaten egg whites, horseradish, Italian seasoning, Worcestershire, minced garlc and salt, if using.
Mix well with large fork, wooden spoon or clean hands, until all ingredients are combined.
Transfer mixture to an 8 1/2-inch by 4 1/4-inch by 3-inch nonstick loaf pan coated with olive oil spray. Press into pan, patting top flat.
Spread top with ketchup. Bake for 30 minutes or until thermometer inserted in center reads 160 degrees and meat is no longer pink.
Remove meatloaf from oven. Let sit for 10 minutes. Cut loaf into 8 slices. Serve immediately.
Kay Schriefer, Moline