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Nutrition information
Serving: 1/6 recipe (226 grams)
Servings per recipe: 6
Calories: 336 (87 from fat)
Cholesterol: 164 milligrams
Fat: 10 grams (4 saturated fat, 1 trans fats)
Protein: 37 grams
Sodium: 134 milligrams 
Total carbohydrate: 24 grams (1 fiber, 7 sugars)

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Basic meatloaf

Need to reduce the salt in your diet? Try this healthful twist to an American standard.


2 pounds extra lean ground beef
1 cup Cracker Meal®
2 large eggs
2/3 cup low-sodium ketchup, divided
1 small onion, chopped
1/2 teaspoon black pepper
1/2 teaspoon garlic powder
1 teaspoon Mrs. Dash® Original Blend seasoning


  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees Fahrenheit.
  2. Use a nonstick cooking spray to coat the pan.
  3. In a large bowl, combine all ingredients, except for 1/3 cup ketchup.
  4. Mix well.
  5. Place on a baking pan and shape into a loaf.
  6. Spread the remaining 1/3 cup ketchup over the top.
  7. Bake for 1 hour or until done.


Source: Allina Health's Patient Education Department, Your Guide to Sodium Content in Foods, nutr-ahc-93416 (7/04)

First published: 07/01/2004
Last updated: 12/20/2010

Reviewed by: Allina Health's Patient Education Department