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Flaxseed Meat Loaf

Yield: 8 servings.


Just like grandma's!


2 lbs. ground beef
1 cup skim milk
1/2 cup ground flaxseed
1/2 cup dry breadcrumbs
1/2 cup chopped onion
1 egg, beaten
1 tablespoon Worcestershire sauce
1 teaspoon black pepper
1 teaspoon garlic powder
1 teaspoon dry mustard
1/2 teaspoon celery salt
1/4 teaspoon ground thyme
1/4 cup ketchup


In a large bowl, combine beef, milk, ground flax, crumbs, onion, egg, Worcestershire sauce, pepper, garlic, mustard, celery salt and thyme. Mix well. Pat mixture into a 9 x 5 x 3 inch loaf pan. Spread ketchup over top of loaf. Bake at 350 degrees F (180 degrees C) 1 to 1-1/2 hours, until no pink remains. Remove from oven and let stand 5 minutes.

Serving Size: 1 slice
Single Serving Nutrient Values: Calories 375, Protein 27.6 g, Carbohydrate 15.5 g, Fiber 2.9 g, Fat 22.3 g, Sodium 258 mg, Potassium 598 mg, Folate 59 mg.


Recipe courtesy of the Flax Council of Canada. Visit to download the Flax Council's free "Flax Family Favourite Cookbook" in Adobe Acrobat format.


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