Almost two years ago I received some recipe cards from Weight Watchers. I believe they were sent with a packet to subscribe to a cookbook. Flipping through the cards, I noticed a meatloaf recipe and I decided I’d give it a try. Of course growing up I swore (and still do) that my mother makes the BEST meatloaf. Her recipe is very simple, but she does use a fattier meat to make it moist. Considering I typically only eat 93% lean I knew making my mothers recipe with that cut of beef would ultimately make it a hard, dry mess.
The Weight Watcher recipe I use is FABULOUS! I’ve made this recipe countless times and every time I do, all the folks that are over for dinner absolutely rave about it. Plus, it’s perfect to have a portioned piece of meatloaf on your plate. It’s delicious the day you make it and I swear it taste better the next day – but I always think meatloaf is better the second day. Plus it’s only 5 points plus so you cannot go wrong.
We paired it with red roasted garlic and rosemary potatoes. I had a McCormick microwave steam bag in the cabinet and it literally made making roasted potatoes the simplest thing ever. 2 pounds of potatoes washed and chopped then added to the steam bag. 1 tablespoon of olive oil and the potatoes were tossed around in the bag then the seasoning packet was added and tossed around. Lay the bag flat on a microwave safe dish, close the bag, pierce it with 4 slits and microwave for 10 minutes. They were delicious! Normally roasted potatoes take 45 minutes to an hour in the oven. 1/6th of the serving was 4 points plus.
Lastly we paired it off with some fresh steamed broccoli and carrots. A perfect side to meatloaf (outside of corn that is).
What is your favorite Weight Watchers friendly meatloaf recipe?