All American Meat Loaf


Serving Size:
1/6 slice of loaf

    Diet Types:
  • CKD non-dialysis
  • Diabetes
  • Dialysis
  • Lower Protein


  • 2 tablespoons onion
  • 20 squares saltine-type crackers, unsalted tops
  • 1 pound lean ground beef (10% fat)
  • 1 large egg
  • 2 tablespoons 1% low-fat milk
  • 1/4 teaspoon black pepper
  • 1/3 cup catsup
  • 1 tablespoon brown sugar
  • 1/2 teaspoon apple cider vinegar
  • 1 teaspoon water


  1. Preheat oven to 350° F.
  2. Finely chop onion. Place crackers in a large zip-top bag and crush with a rolling pin. 
  3. Coat a loaf pan with nonstick cooking spray.
  4. In a large bowl, combine crushed crackers, onion, ground beef, egg, milk and black pepper. Mix well.
  5. Place mixture into loaf pan. Bake for 40 minutes.
  6. To make topping, mix catsup, brown sugar, vinegar and water in a small bowl.
  7. Remove cooked meatloaf from oven and cover with sauce.
  8. Return pan to oven and bake for 10 minutes or until internal temperature reaches 160° F.
  9. Slice into 6 portions and serve.

Helpful hints

  • Use leftover meatloaf to make sandwiches.

Nutrients per serving

Calories 205

Protein 17 g

Carbohydrates 14 g

Fat 9 g

Cholesterol 81 mg

Sodium 263 mg

Potassium 254 mg

Phosphorus 147 mg

Calcium 36 mg

Fiber 0.4 g

Added Sugar 5 g

Kidney and kidney diabetic food choices

  • 2 meat
  • 1/2 starch
  • 1/2 high calorie

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