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Weekly Cooking Thread - February 19, 2011
FreeRepublicCooks&Bakers | February 19, 2911 | libertarian27

Posted on 02/19/2011 5:07:06 AM PST by libertarian27

Welcome to the 11th installment of the FR Weekly Cooking Thread.

Looking for something new to make or made something new that came out great?

Please share a 'tried-and-true' recipe or two for fellow FReepers to add to their 'go-to' recipe stack of Family favorites?

Here's the place to share and explore your next favorite recipe.

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To: libertarian27

Best Basic Meat Loaf

1-1/2 pounds extra lean ground beef
1 cup finely chopped onion or 2 tablespoons
dehydrated minced onion
4 cloves garlic, minced
3/4 cup old fashioned oats
2 large egg whites or 1 egg
1 cup chili sauce, divided
1/2 teaspoon black pepper
1/4 teaspoon salt (optional)

Preheat oven to 375 F.  Put onion, garlic, ground beef, oats, egg 1/2 cup chili sauce pepper and salt, if desired  into mixing bowl.  Mix well; pack into 9x5-inch loaf pan.  Spoon remaining 1/2 cup of chili sauce over top of meat loaf.  Bake 50-55 minutes or until internal temperature reaches 160 F.  Let stand in pan 5 minutes.  Pour off any juices from pan.  Cut into slices to serve.  Makes 6 servings.

Per serving: Calories: 263, Fat: 7g,  Cholesterol: 70mg, Sodium: 690mg, Carbohydrates: 18g, Dietary Fiber: 4, Protein: 28g

Diabetic Exchange: 3 meat, 1 starch.

This is a really good and moist meat loaf.  I use a non stick meat loaf pan with an insert that has holes in it to let the grease/fat drain out while cooking. I also spray the pan and insert with non stick spray.  I add 1 tsp of groung flax meal to the hamburg mixture and I leave out the salt, which would reduce the sodium a lot.  I've tried replacing the chili sauce with catsup and the chili sauce is much better.

61 posted on 02/21/2011 9:34:46 PM PST by Netizen
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To: All

Recap of this week’s Recipes

Dessert* 24 Poorman’s Toffee
Dessert* 27 Cinnamon Graham-Apple Crisp
Dessert* 40 Pioneer Woman’s Cinnamon Rolls
Dessert* 49 Trillian’s Crack
Meal* 25 Adobo Chicken with ginger
Meal* 28 Almond Butter Chicken with Orange Sauce
Meal* 29 BBQ Pork Tenderloin with Apricot-Ginger Sauce
Meal* 43 Adobo Chicken
Meal* 59 Sauerbraten
Meal* 61 Best Basic Meat Loaf
Side* 23 Sweet Cole Slaw
Side* 37 Butternut Squash and Scallion Risotto
Side* 37 Parmesan Swiss Chard
Side* 53 Pasta and Kidney Bean Salad
Side* 60 Red Cabbage and Apples

(Please don’t add any further recipes on this thread - join us at this week’s recipe thread)

62 posted on 02/26/2011 6:54:47 AM PST by libertarian27 (Ingsoc: Department of Life, Department of Liberty, Department of Happiness)
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To: Netizen

Diabetic/ Lowfat Recipe for Meatloaf

2# ground beef
1 cup of Oatmeal
1 jar med sized, salsa

Mix together and bake at 350 for 1-1.5hrs. Voila.

63 posted on 02/26/2011 7:48:54 AM PST by Engedi
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To: libertarian27
This isn't zucchini bread, but...

Zucchini Apple Crisp
8 cups sliced zucchini (cut like apple slices)
3/4 cup lemon juice
1 teaspoon ground nutmeg
1/2 cup sugar
2 teaspoons ground cinnamon

1-1/3 cups packed brown sugar
1 cup all-purpose flour
1 cup rolled oats
2/3 cup butter, softened
Whipped cream or ice cream, optional
Peel and slice zucchini in half the long way.  Run a spoon down the center to remove seeds. Slice like you  would for apple pie.

In a bowl, combine the zucchini, lemon juice, sugar, cinnamon and nutmeg; mix well. Pour into a greased 13-in. x 9-in. x 2-in. baking dish.  For topping, combine brown sugar, flour, oats and butter until crumbly. Sprinkle over zucchini  Bake at 375°  for 50 minutes or until topping is golden brown. Serve warm with whipped cream or ice cream if desired.

Yield: 12-16 servings.  Serving size: 1 cup.

Per serving: Calories: 219, Fat: 8g, Saturated Fat: 5g, Cholesterol: 20mg, Sodium: 87mg, Carbohydrates: 36g,  Dietary Fiber: 2g, Protein: 2g

Tastes just like apple crisp. Comes in handy when you have a lot of zucchini and don't know what to do with it. Plus zucchini has less natural sugars than apples, so if you were inclined to use artificial sweeteners this would be more diabetic friendly.

64 posted on 04/23/2011 2:45:19 PM PDT by Netizen
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