Meat Loaf

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Meat Loaf
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Makes:
8 servings
Prep:
20 mins
Bake:
1 hr 10 mins 350°F
Stand:
10 mins
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Meat Loaf

Ingredients
2
eggs, beaten
3/4
cup milk
2/3
cup fine dry bread crumbs or 2 cups soft bread crumbs
1/4
cup finely chopped onion
2
tablespoons snipped fresh parsley
1
teaspoon salt
1/2
teaspoon dried leaf sage, basil, or oregano, crushed
1/8
teaspoon black pepper
1 1/2
pounds lean ground beef, lamb, or pork
1/4
cup ketchup
2
tablespoons packed brown sugar
1
teaspoon dry mustard

Directions

  1. In a medium bowl combine eggs and milk; stir in bread crumbs, onion, parsley, salt, sage, and pepper. Add ground meat; mix lightly. Lightly pat mixture into an 8x4x2-inch loaf pan.
  2. Bake in a 350 degree F oven for 1 to 1-1/4 hours or until internal temperature registers 160 degrees F. Spoon off fat. In a bowl combine ketchup, sugar, and mustard; spread over meat. Bake for 10 minutes more. Let stand for 10 minutes before cutting into eight slices.
  3. Makes 8 servings

From the Test Kitchen

Ham Loaf:

Prepare as above, except use soft bread crumbs. Substitute 1/2 teaspoon dry mustard for the sage, basil, or oregano and omit the salt. Substitute 12 ounces lean ground beef or pork and 12 ounces ground cooked ham for the 1-1/2 pounds ground beef, lamb, or pork. Bake and let stand as above.

Nutrition Facts

(Meat Loaf)
    Per serving:
  • 225 kcal cal.,
  • 10 g fat
  • (4 g sat. fat,
  • 1 g polyunsaturated fat,
  • 4 g monounsatured fat),
  • 108 mg chol.,
  • 676 mg sodium,
  • 13 g carb.,
  • 1 g fiber,
  • 7 g sugar,
  • 19 g pro.
  • Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet
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