Serving Size:
1/6 slice of loaf, about 3 ounces

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


  • 1 pound ground beef
  • 1 large egg
  • 1/2 cup unseasoned bread crumbs
  • 1/2 cup brown sugar
  • 8 ounces low-sodium tomato sauce
  • 1 tablespoon garlic powder
  • 1 tablespoon onion powder
  • 1 ounce shredded natural cheddar cheese


  1.  Preheat oven to 350°F.
  2. Combine ground beef, egg,1/4 cup bread crumbs, brown sugar, 3 ounces tomato sauce, garlic powder and onion powder in a bowl.
  3. Mix thoroughly by hand. Separate into two equal halves.
  4. Smooth one half into a casserole dish that has been sprayed with non-stick spray.
  5. Sprinkle the cheese on top of the meat.
  6. Smooth the rest of the ground beef mixture on top of the cheese.
  7. Pour the remaining tomato sauce over the meatloaf.
  8. Sprinkle the remaining bread crumbs over the meatloaf.
  9. Cover and cook in the oven for one hour, or cook uncovered in a microwave oven at 70% power for 35 minutes.

Helpful hints

  • Substitute ground turkey for beef if desired.
  • This meatloaf is very garlicky. Adjust the amount of garlic powder and onion powder to suit your taste.
  • Reduce carbohydrate to 17 grams by substituting 1/4 cup Splenda® Brown Sugar Blend for the 1/2 cup brown sugar.
  • Portion leftover meatloaf into individual servings, wrap and freeze for a quick meatloaf sandwich or meal later.

Nutrients per serving

Calories 260

Protein 19 g

Carbohydrates 21 g

Fat 11 g

Cholesterol 92 mg

Sodium 154 mg

Potassium 397 mg

Phosphorus 186 mg

Calcium 82 mg

Fiber 1.0 g

Kidney and kidney diabetic food choices

  • 2 meat
  • 1/2 starch
  • 1 vegetable, medium potassium
  • 1/2 high calorie

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