Contributed by: Chris WebAdmin. of RecipesNow.com
Meat loaf recipes are often haphazard accumulations of way too many ingredients, but this version rolls things back to the fundamental few. Ice cubes -- my mother's secret -- keep the meat moist and juicy. You can also shape the meat into burgers and sear them in a skillet.
Preheat the oven to 350 F.
Drain the oil from the sun-dried tomatoes into a large nonstick skillet. Finely dice the tomatoes and set them aside.
Finely dice the onion to get 1 packed cup. Set the skillet over medium heat and add the diced onion. Cook slowly, stirring occasionally, until the onion is soft and golden, about 10 minutes.
In a large bowl, combine the sirloin, diced tomatoes, cooked onion with all the pan juices, 1 teaspoon salt, and freshly ground black pepper.
In a bowl, combine 1/4 cup cold water and 3 slightly crushed ice cubes and add to the sirloin. Mix thoroughly. Shape into an 8" x 4 1/2" loaf and place on a rimmed baking sheet or in a shallow roasting pan. Bake for 35 to 40 minutes. Remove the sirloin from the oven and let rest 5 minutes before serving.
LC - Low Carb - CTC (*Carbs That Count) - 7.5 grams
Serving Size: Makes 4 Servings
Nutritional Information: CTC* - 7.56; Total Carbs - 9.87; Fiber - 2.31; Total Fat - 16.17; Sat Fat - 5.12; Protein - 37.15; Calories - 335
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