- 1 pound extra lean ground beef or pork
- ⅓ cup chopped onion
- ¼ cup diced celery
- Salt and pepper
- 1 large egg, beaten
- 1 ¾ cup skim milk
- 1 ½ cup shredded Cheddar cheese, divided
- 2 tablespoons prepared mustard
- 8 slices whole wheat or white bread (preferably day-old)
Spray a 9-inch square baking pan with nonstick cooking spray.
In 12-inch skillet, brown beef, onion and celery. Drain grease and season with salt and pepper.
In small bowl, beat egg, milk, 1 cup cheese and mustard together. Pour half of the mixture into baking pan.
Place 4 bread slices in bottom of pan. Spoon meat mixture evenly over bread. Place remaining 4 bread slices on top of meat.
Pour the remaining egg mixture over bread; sprinkle on ½ cup cheese.
Bake in preheated 325°F oven 35 to 40 minutes, or until set and lightly browned. Serve immediately.
Prepare recipe in advance. Cover casserole, refrigerate and bake later. Allow an additional 5 to 10 minutes bake time.
EACH SERVING (made with whole wheat bread) About 233 calories, 25 g protein, 27 g carbohydrate, 8 g dietary fiber, 5 g total fat (2 g saturated fat), 57 mg cholesterol, 16 mcg folate, 2 mg iron, 438 mg sodium
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