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Cranberry Meat Loaf

 Cranberry Meat Loaf
Everyone in my family loves this unusual recipe. It's especially fun to serve in the fall and around the holidays.
4-5 ServingsPrep: 15 min. Bake: 1-1/4 hours

Ingredients

  • 2 eggs
  • 3/4 cup crushed saltines (about 22 crackers)
  • 1/2 cup whole-berry cranberry sauce
  • 1/4 cup fresh or frozen cranberries, thawed
  • 1/4 cup packed brown sugar
  • 2 tablespoons chopped onion
  • 1-1/2 teaspoons salt
  • 1/8 teaspoon pepper
  • 1-1/2 pounds ground turkey or beef
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  • 1/2 pound ground ham
  • 1/2 cup barbecue sauce, optional
  • Bay leaves and fresh cranberries, optional

Directions

  • In a large bowl, combine the first eight ingredients. Crumble beef
  • and ham over mixture and mix well. Pat into a greased 9-in. x 5-in.
  • loaf pan. Bake, uncovered, at 350° for 1-1/4 hours or until a
  • meat thermometer reads 160°.
  • During the last 15 minutes of baking, baste meat loaf with barbecue
  • sauce if desired. Garnish with bay leaves and cranberries if
  • desired. Discard bay leaves before slicing. Yield: 4-5 servings.
Nutritional Facts: 1 serving (1 slice) equals 515 calories,

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Cranberry Meat Loaf (continued)

Nutritional Facts: 26 g fat (10 g saturated fat), 206 mg cholesterol, 948 mg sodium, 29 g carbohydrate, 1 g fiber, 39 g protein.
Wine: Light-Bodied Red Wine: Enjoy this recipe with a light-bodied red wine such as Pinot Noir.