Meat loaf will be wearing new accessories this year - spinach, carrots, zucchini and whole grains. Grind the nuts in a food processor but be sure to add a little flour so you don't end up with nut butter. —Susan Preston, Eagle Creek, Oregon
This great-tasting meat loaf from Connie Staal of Greenbrier, Arkansas, is sure to be a family favorite. It's moist, tender and chock-full of green pepper, onion and zesty tomato flavor! Why not make two? Tuck one in the oven for supper, the other in the freezer for another night.
“The maple glaze on this turkey loaf makes it deliciously different from other meat loaves,” says Kari Caven in Coeur d'Alene, Idaho. “I can easily double it for company, or bake an extra loaf and freeze it for a hectic night.”
Our Test Kitchen took Lauree Buus' large meat loaf and turned it into five mini-loaves. They relied on the microwave for some quick cooking. The result was fantastic! The Rapid City, South Dakota cook can whip up her recipe even faster!
I found this recipe in a 1989 Fulton County Illinois Homemakers cookbook. When I make it I usually double or triple the recipe and then freeze individual loaves. Great to have on hand for unexpected company and they make your meal look and taste special.
My husband goes wild for my meatloaf, but I don't know how healthy it is. The Taste of Home Test Kitchen experts slashed the calories and fat, but kept the original's tender and delicious qualities. —Jodie Mitchell, Denver, Pennsylvania