This Meatloaf is a slimming friendly version of an old favourite of ours – great if you're following Weight Watchers or calorie counting!
For the full list of ingredients and comprehensive instructions, please see the recipe card below. Before you scroll, there’s important stuff in the blurb!
Back when we used to have our restaurant, Meatloaf was one of the most popular items on the menu. When we say that it was originally based on a Two Fat Ladies recipe, you can probably see why it wasn’t very slimming friendly…
Our original version of this recipe contained full fat beef, pork, bacon and sausage meat, loads of butter and a whole bottle of red wine. Yes, you read that right. A WHOLE bottle!
This slimming friendly version is – significantly! – lower on calories and Points than our original recipe, but doesn’t compromise on flavour. The key to achieving this is to use low fat meat and bacon medallions and to spray the baking tray and Meatloaf with low calorie cooking spray before cooking.
Serve with loads of veg and lashings of gravy!
What diets is this Meatloaf suitable for?
This Meatloaf recipe is suitable for dairy free diets.
It can be made suitable for gluten free diets as long as you swap out the following ingredients for gluten free versions;
- Low fat sausages
Please make sure to double or triple check all of your ingredients if you’re cooking for people with allergies.
How Weight Watchers friendly is this Meatloaf recipe?
- You need to count 4 Points per portion of this Meatloaf recipe if you’re on WW Green.
- You need to count 4 Points per portion of this Meatloaf recipe if you’re on WW Blue.
- You need to count 4 Points per portion of this Meatloaf recipe if you’re on WW Purple.
Do you need any special ingredients to make Meatloaf?
No, you don’t need anything special to make this recipe – you can find everything in your local supermarket!
What could I serve with this Meatloaf?
This Meatloaf is perfect when served alongside any of the following accompaniments:
How do you know when Meatloaf is cooked?
You should cook your Meatloaf for 1 hour and 25 minutes or until the bacon is crispy and the meatloaf is cooked through.
Standard advice here in the UK is to cook food until it has reached 70°C and stayed at that temperature for 2 minutes. This is to keep your family safe.
How long can you keep Meatloaf in the fridge?
Once you’ve put it out, ideally you should eat it within 4 hours.
If you allow any leftovers to cool, make sure to refrigerate in a container with a lid and chill. You can keep leftovers of Meatloaf in the fridge for approximately 3 days or so.
Can I freeze Meatloaf?
Yes you can! This recipe can be frozen, but please remember to do the following;
- Freeze it as soon as it is cold enough.
- Use a container or bag that is suitable for freezing.
Don’t forget to add a label with what it is, and on what date you put it in the freezer!
How do I reheat Meatloaf?
From chilled: Place in a microwave proof container with loosely fitting lid and heat for 4-7 minutes until piping hot.
From frozen: Allow to defrost, and heat covered in the microwave for 3-5 minutes then stir. Cook for a further 5-7 minutes until piping hot.
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This Meatloaf is a slimming friendly version of an old favourite of ours - great if you're following Weight Watchers or calorie counting!
1 HR 20
- KCals 287
- Carbs 6G
- 4 Green
- 4 Blue
- 4 Purple
- 400 g 5% fat lean minced beef
- 400 g 5% fat lean minced pork
- 4 low fat sausages
- ½ large onion cut into a small dice
- ½ large red onion cut into small dice
- 200 g mushrooms chopped
- 3 large cloves garlic crushed
- ¼ tsp ground nutmeg
- 1 tsp ground coriander
- 1 tsp ground allspice
- 2 tsp dried thyme
- 1 large egg
- 16 bacon medallions
- handful bay leaves
- 60 ml red wine vinegar
- 2 tbsp balsamic vinegar
- low calorie cooking spray
- sea salt to taste
- freshly ground black pepper to taste
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- Pre heat the oven to 220°C.
- Sauté the onions, mushrooms and garlic in a little low calorie cooking spray, until they are soft.
- Add the red wine vinegar and balsamic and allow to reduce until all the liquid has evaporated.
- Remove from the heat and set aside.
- Remove the sausage meat from the skins and place it in a large bowl, then add the minced beef and pork.
- Add nutmeg, coriander, allspice and thyme, then season with a little salt and pepper (don't forget the bacon will be salty). Using your hands, mix well until everything is combined.
- Mix in the onions, mushrooms and garlic, then add the beaten egg. Combine well with your hands.
- Spray a roasting pan with low calorie cooking spray and place all the mixture in it, moulding it into an oval shape. Arrange the bacon medallions over the top, overlapping each piece and tucking the ends under the meat so that there are no gaps. Spray the surface with some low calorie cooking spray.
- Tuck some bay leaves into the bacon, then cook in a preheated oven for 10 minutes. Then lower the heat to 180°C and cook for 1 hour and 15 minutes.
- Remove the loaf and place on a serving dish. Serve hot or cold.
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