Friday, January 15, 2010

VEGGIE STUFFED MEATLOAF

I'm not even sure where I got this old recipe but it was probably from one of the old women's magazines. My mother used to get all of them and we gathered recipes from them when I was a kid. I only like meat when it is combined with other things or "hidden" so she knew I would eat this.

STUFFING FOR MEATLOAF

1 can (16-oz) mixed vegetables, drained
1 egg
2 tbsp dry bread crumbs tossed with some garlic and onion powders

Meatloaf Mixture

1 1/2 lbs quality ground beef
1/2 cup finely chopped onion
1/4 cup catsup
1/4 cup quick oats
1/4 cup dry bread crumbs, seasoned with garlic and onion powders
1 egg
1 tbsp Worcestershire sauce
1 tsp black pepper
1 tsp seasoned salt
1/2 tsp garlic powder

In a large mixing bowl combine all of the meatloaf mixture ingredients together using clean hands to mix well. Mixing well is very important. Divide the mixture in half and spread one of the halves into the bottom of a loaf pan. Set other half aside.

Make the veggie stuffing by combining the drained vegetables with the egg and bread crumbs. Spread over the meatloaf mixture in the loaf pan. Place the reserved half of the meatloaf mixture over the vegetable stuffing mixture and smooth out to form a loaf. Spread the top with some catsup, if desired. Bake for 45 to 55 minutes at 375degrees until done. Allow to cool in the pan for 10 minutes before serving.

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