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Carrot Meat Loaf Recipe

Carrot Meat Loaf Recipe

We love to take slices of this tasty loaf to the field during harvest season---I either bake it or cook it up quickly in the microwave---it's a real blessing during our busiest time of year.—Irene Knodel, Golden Prairie, Saskatchewan
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 15 min. Bake: 70 min. YIELD:10 servings

Ingredients

  • 3 eggs, beaten
  • 1/2 cup milk
  • 1 envelope (1 ounce) onion soup mix
  • 1 cup dry bread crumbs
  • 2 cups shredded carrots
  • 2 pounds ground beef
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  • 1/2 pound ground pork
  • GLAZE:
  • 1/2 cup ketchup
  • 1/4 cup packed brown sugar
  • 2 teaspoons prepared mustard

Directions

  • 1. Combine eggs, milk, soup mix, bread crumbs and carrots. Add beef and pork; mix well. Shape mixture into a circle with a 9-in. diameter; form a 3-in. hole in the center of the circle. Place in a shallow baking pan. Bake at 350° for 1 hour. Drain.
  • 2. Combine glaze ingredients; spread over meat. Bake 10 minutes longer or until no pink remains and a thermometer reads 160°.
  • 3. MICROWAVE METHOD: Prepare and shape loaf as above. Place on a microwave-proof platter. Cover with waxed paper. Microwave on high for 16-18 minutes or until a thermometer reads 160°, giving the dish a quarter turn every 3 minutes. Drain. Let stand 5 minutes.
  • 4. Meanwhile, in a custard cup, combine glaze ingredients. Spread half the glaze over meat loaf. Return to microwave on medium for 1 minute; remove. Cover remaining glaze with waxed paper and heat in microwave on medium for 1 minute. Serve glaze in center of meat loaf. Yield: 10 servings.

Nutritional Facts

1 serving (1 each) equals 309 calories, 13 g fat (5 g saturated fat), 136 mg cholesterol, 579 mg sodium, 21 g carbohydrate, 1 g fiber, 26 g protein.

Wine Pairings

Light-Bodied Red Wine

Enjoy this recipe with a light-bodied red wine such as Pinot Noir.