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Southwestern Meat Loaf

Makes: 6 servings
Prep 15 mins Bake 350°F1 hr 5 mins Stand 10 mins
Southwestern Meat Loaf
Ingredients
  • 1  slightly beaten egg
  • 3/4  cup  soft bread crumbs (1 slice bread)
  • 3/4  cup  salsa
  • 1/3  cup  raisins
  • 1/4  cup  finely chopped almonds, toasted
  • 1/4  cup  finely chopped onion
  • 1/2  teaspoon  sugar
  • 1/2  teaspoon  salt
  • 1/4  teaspoon  ground cinnamon
  • 1/8  teaspoon  ground cloves
  • 1 1/2  pounds  lean ground beef
  • 1/4  cup  salsa
  •  Salsa (optional)
Directions

1. In a large bowl stir together the egg, bread crumbs, the 3/4 cup salsa, the raisins, almonds, onion, sugar, salt, cinnamon, and cloves. Add ground beef; mix well. In a shallow baking pan pat meat mixture into an 8x4x2-inch oval loaf. (Or, pat meat mixture into an 8x4x2-inch loaf pan.) Bake in a 350 degree F oven for 1 hour.

2. Drain off fat. Insert a meat thermometer into center of loaf. Spoon the 1/4 cup salsa over meat loaf. Bake for 5 to 10 minutes more or until thermometer registers 160 degree F. Transfer meat loaf to a serving platter. Let stand 10 minutes before serving.

3. To serve, slice meat loaf with a thin-bladed serrated knife. If desired, serve meat loaf with additional salsa. Makes 6 servings.

Nutrition Facts (Southwestern Meat Loaf)
  • Servings Per Recipe 6,
  • cal. (kcal) 312,
  • Fat, total (g) 18,
  • chol. (mg) 107,
  • sat. fat (g) 6,
  • carb. (g) 14,
  • fiber (g) 1,
  • pro. (g) 25,
  • vit. A (RE) 62,
  • vit. C (mg) 12,
  • sodium (mg) 426,
  • calcium (mg) 30,
  • iron (mg) 4,
  • Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet

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