1 teaspoon olive oil
1 cup finely chopped onion
1⁄2 cup finely chopped carrot
1 teaspoon dried oregano
2 garlic cloves, minced
1 cup ketchup, divided
1 1⁄2 pounds ground beef, extra lean
1 cup finely crushed fat-free saltine
crackers (about 20)
2 tablespoons prepared mustard
1 teaspoon Worcestershire sauce
1⁄4 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper
2 large eggs, lightly beaten
1. Preheat oven to 350°.
2. Heat oil in a large nonstick skillet over medium-high heat. Add onion, carrot, oregano, and garlic, and sauté 2 minutes. Cool onion mixture.
3. Combine onion mixture, 1⁄2 cup ketchup, beef, and next 5 ingredients in a large bowl.
4. Spoon meat mixture into 12 muffin cups coated with cooking spray. Top each with 2 teaspoons ketchup. Bake at 350° for 25 minutes or until a thermometer registers 160°. Let stand 5 minutes. Yield: 6 servings (serving size: 2 "muffins").
CALORIES 276 (28% from fat); FAT 8.6g (sat 3g, mono 4g, poly 0.8g); PROTEIN 28.7g; CARB 21.7g; FIBER 1.8g; CHOL 131mg; IRON 3.9mg; SODIUM 759mg; CALC 48mg