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Golden Secret Meat Loaf

 Golden Secret Meat Loaf
The "secret" in this meat loaf is cheese—one of our state's claim to fame! This recipe was given to me by a very good college friend.—Marilyn Leum, Westby, Wisconsin
8-10 ServingsPrep: 15 min. Bake: 1-1/2 hours

Ingredients

  • 1 egg, beaten
  • 1 cup applesauce
  • 1-1/2 cups soft bread crumbs
  • 1 medium onion, chopped
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground nutmeg
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon pepper
  • 2 pounds ground beef
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  • 4 ounces cheddar cheese cut into 1/2-inch cubes

Directions

  • In a large bowl, combine the egg, applesauce, bread crumbs, onion,
  • nutmeg, salt and pepper. Add ground beef; mix well. Fold in cheese.
  • Pat into a 9-in. x 5-in. loaf pan. Bake at 350° for 1-1/2 hours
  • or until no pink remains. Drain. Let stand a few minutes before
  • slicing. Yield: 8-10 servings.
Nutritional Facts: 1 serving (1 each) equals 226 calories, 12 g fat (5 g saturated fat), 89 mg cholesterol, 271 mg sodium, 8 g carbohydrate, 1 g fiber, 21 g protein.
Wine: Light-Bodied Red Wine: Enjoy this recipe with a light-bodied red wine such as Pinot Noir.