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Firemen's Meat Loaf Recipe

This was voted the best main dish in a cooking contest between fire stations in San Bernadino, California. I've used the recipe for years and shared it with many friends. - Peggy Stevens, Rogue River, Oregon
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 20 min. Bake: 1 hour 50 min. YIELD:12 servings

Ingredients

  • 1 package (6 ounces) crushed corn bread stuffing mix
  • 2 eggs, beaten
  • 1 can (4 ounces) mushroom stems and pieces, drained
  • 2 teaspoons garlic powder
  • 3 pounds ground beef
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  • 2 cans (4 ounces each) chopped green chilies
  • 1/4 cup shredded cheddar cheese
  • 1/4 cup salsa

Directions

  • 1. In a large bowl, prepare the corn bread stuffing according to package directions. Add eggs, mushrooms and garlic powder. Crumble beef over mixture and mix well.
  • 2. Shape into a loaf in a greased 13-in. x 9-in. baking dish. Bake, uncovered, at 350° for 1-1/4 hours; drain. Top with chilies. Cover and bake 20 minutes longer or until meat is no longer pink and a meat thermometer reads 160°.
  • 3. Sprinkle with cheese and top with salsa. Bake, uncovered, for 5-10 minutes or until cheese is melted. Yield: 12 servings.

Wine Pairings

Light-Bodied Red Wine

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