I know. Meat Loaf doesn’t sound like a healthy entree to me, either, but I found a recipe in the appendix of a diabetic meal planning book at my local library that I just had to try out.
I tried making meat loaf one other time in my life — with fatty ground beef. It was the most miserable, disgusting thing I ever failed at cooking. This time, the ingredients flew together, the loaf turned out beautifully, and it’s so tasty! Because I used such lean beef, I found that it tends to crumble a bit when you cut it, but that hasn’t affected the flavor 😉
I decided to go with a “meat and potatoes” theme. I made smashed potatoes, including the skins, and included some simple green beans as the veggie for my plate. Although there’s no customary layer of ketchup and brown sugar on top, you can taste the sweet and spicy tones from the chili sauce in every bite.