Meat Loaf

Meat Loaf
Monica Buck
This satisfying meat loaf has a hidden surprise—shredded Italian cheese mixed right into the ground beef.

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Serves 4
preparation
10
minutes
cooking
50
minutes

Ingredients

1 1/2
pounds
ground beef
1
2-ounce envelope onion soup mix
1
cup
shredded Italian cheese blend
1
cup
fresh flat-leaf parsley, chopped (optional)
2
eggs
1 1/2
cups
saltines (about 4 ounces), finely ground
1/3
cup
water
1/2
cup
barbeque sauce (optional)

Directions

  1. Heat oven to 400° F. In a large bowl, combine the beef, soup mix, cheese, parsley (if using), eggs, and saltines. Add the water and combine.
  2. Transfer the meat mixture to a baking dish and form it into a 9-inch loaf. Bake until cooked through, about 40 minutes.
  3. If using barbecue sauce, remove the meat loaf from oven after 25 minutes and pour the sauce over the top. Return to oven for about 15 minutes more.
     
March 2006

Nutritional Information

  • Per Serving
  • Calories From Fat 55 %
  • Fat 38 g
  • Sat Fat 15 g
  • Cholesterol 241 mg
  • Sodium 1,300 mg
  • Carbohydrate 25 g
  • Fiber 1 g
  • Sugar 1 g
  • Protein 45 g
What does this mean? See Nutrition 101.

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