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High-protein Meat Loaf Recipe Even an Idiot Could Make

This muscle-building dish is as easy to make as it is delicious.

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High-Protein Meat Loaf Recipe An Idiot Could Make
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Calories 484
Protein 64g
Fat 16g
Carbs 22g
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Keep it lean: Ground sirloin steak works best for this recipe. Ask your local butcher to grind it to around 93% lean.

Lean Beef Meat Loaf Servings: 3
You'll need
  • 1 1/2 lbs ground beef (93-96% lean)
  • 1/2 medium onion, chopped
  • 1 (6 oz) can tomato paste (optional, but if used will add moisture)
  • 1 garlic clove, chopped
  • 2 chopped red bell pepper
  • 2 tbsp chopped green bell pepper
  • 3 tbsp bread crumbs
  • 1 whole egg or 2 egg whites
  • 1 freshly chopped Italian parsley
  • 1/4 tsp black pepper
  • 1/4 tsp sea salt
  • 1/2 lb potatoes, cut into wedges
  • 1/2 cup low-sodium chicken broth
Directions 
1. Preheat oven to 425°. Combine all ingredients, except the potatoes and broth, in a large mixing bowl. With clean hands, mix all ingredients thoroughly. Shape the meat loaf however you like, but keep the thickness to about 3".
2. Place it onto a baking pan. Place the potato wedges around the meat loaf.
3. Place in the oven, and bake for 30 minutes, or until center of meat loaf reaches 160°. Remove from oven. Let stand for 10-20 minutes. Slice, and enjoy.
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