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Paula Deen Cuts the Fat Cheeseburger Meat Loaf

By Paula Deen


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Paula Deen Cuts the Fat

Difficulty: Easy

Prep time: 10 minutes

Cook time: 65 minutes

Servings: 8


  • 1 pound lean ground beef
  • ¼ pound lean ground pork
  • 1 cup shredded Monterey Jack cheese
  • ½ cup onion
  • ⅓ cup dried bread crumbs
  • 2 large egg whites
  • 2 tablespoons plus ⅓ cup regular or reduced-sugar ketchup
  • 2 tablespoons mustard
  • 1 teaspoon garlic powder
  • ¾ teaspoon salt
  • ¼ teaspoon freshly ground black pepper


Preheat the oven to 350°F. Lightly grease a baking rack with cooking spray and set it over a rimmed baking sheet lined with aluminum foil.

In a large bowl, combine the beef, pork, Monterey Jack, onion, bread crumbs, egg whites, 2 tablespoons of the ketchup, the mustard, garlic powder, salt, and pepper. Use your hands and make sure you mix the ingredients really well so they are thoroughly combined. Shape into a loaf about 9 by 5 inches.

Place the loaf on the prepared baking rack. Brush the outside of the meat loaf with the remaining ¹⁄3 cup ketchup. Bake for 60 to 70 minutes, until the internal temperature registers 155°F to 160°F on an instant- read thermometer. Let the loaf cool for 10 minutes before slicing and serving.

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