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Meat Loaf Cake for Two

 Meat Loaf Cake for Two
Creamy whipped potatoes atop tender beef patties are the makings of a practically perfect food—or, better yet, a perfect practical joke. —Healthy Cooking Test Kitchen
2 ServingsPrep: 35 min. Grill: 15 min.


  • 1 small carrot, shredded
  • 3 tablespoons quick-cooking oats
  • 2 tablespoons fat-free milk
  • 1 teaspoon Worcestershire sauce
  • 1 garlic clove, minced
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1/8 teaspoon pepper
  • 1/2 pound lean ground beef (90% lean)
  • 2 medium potatoes, peeled and cubed
  • 3 tablespoons fat-free milk
  • 1/8 teaspoon salt
  • 1/8 teaspoon white pepper
  • 2 tablespoons reduced-fat cream cheese, divided
  • Orange and green food coloring
  • 1/4 cup panko (Japanese) bread crumbs, toasted


  • In a small bowl, combine the carrot, oats, milk, Worcestershire
  • sauce, garlic, salt and pepper. Crumble beef over mixture and mix
  • well. Shape into two 1-in. thick patties.
  • Grill burgers, covered, over medium heat or broil 4 in. from the heat
  • for 6-8 minutes on each side or until a thermometer reads 160°
  • and juices run clear.

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Meat Loaf Cake for Two (continued)

Directions (continued)

  • Meanwhile, place potatoes in a small saucepan and cover with water.
  • Bring to a boil. Reduce heat; cover and cook for 10-15 minutes or
  • until tender. Drain. Press through a potato ricer or strainer into a
  • small bowl. Stir in the milk, salt and white pepper.
  • Place one burger on a serving plate. Spread 3/4 cup mashed potatoes
  • over top. Top with remaining burger. Spread remaining mashed
  • potatoes over top and sides of cake. In a small bowl, tint 4
  • teaspoons cream cheese orange; pipe carrots over top of cake. Tint
  • remaining cream cheese green; pipe tops on carrots. Press bread
  • crumbs into sides of cake. Yield: 2 servings.
Nutritional Facts: 1 serving equals 421 calories, 13 g fat (6 g saturated fat), 82 mg cholesterol, 651 mg sodium, 45 g carbohydrate, 4 g fiber, 30 g protein. Diabetic Exchanges: 3 starch, 3 lean meat, 1 fat.
Wine: Light-Bodied Red Wine: Enjoy this recipe with a light-bodied red wine such as Pinot Noir.