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Flavorful Cranberry Meat Loaf

 Flavorful Cranberry Meat Loaf
A tangy cranberry sauce---with the interesting ingredient of sauerkraut---gives this meat loaf a holiday flavor. My mother and I have been making this recipe for years. - Denise Hoover, Colorado Springs, Colorado
12 ServingsPrep: 25 min. Bake: 1-1/4 hours

Ingredients

  • 3 eggs
  • 1/2 cup beef broth
  • 1-1/2 cups soft bread crumbs
  • 1 envelope onion soup mix
  • 3 pounds ground beef
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  • SAUCE:
  • 1 can (14 ounces) whole-berry cranberry sauce
  • 1 can (14 ounces) sauerkraut, rinsed, drained and chopped
  • 1 bottle (12 ounces) chili sauce
  • 1-1/3 cups water
  • 1/2 cup packed brown sugar

Directions

  • In a bowl, combine the first four ingredients. Crumble beef over
  • mixture and mix well. Shape into a loaf in a greased 13-in. x 9-in.
  • baking dish. In a saucepan, combine sauce ingredients. Bring to a
  • boil; reduce heat. Simmer, uncovered, for 5 minutes. Pour over meat
  • loaf. Bake, uncovered, at 350° for 1-1/4 hours or until the meat
  • is no longer pink and a meat thermometer reads 160°. Yield: 12
  • servings.
To make canned sauerkraut less salty, place it in a sieve and rinse with cold water. Drain well before using.
Nutritional Facts: 1 serving (1 each) equals 333 calories,

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Flavorful Cranberry Meat Loaf (continued)

Nutritional Facts: 11 g fat (4 g saturated fat), 122 mg cholesterol, 949 mg sodium, 35 g carbohydrate, 2 g fiber, 24 g protein.
Wine: Light-Bodied Red Wine: Enjoy this recipe with a light-bodied red wine such as Pinot Noir.