Meat Loaf Dinner Recipe
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Meat Loaf Dinner Recipe

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When in a hurry, I substitute canned potatoes and green beans for the fresh. I like the fact that I can pop this meat loaf into the oven in the late afternoon and forget about it until dinnertime. —Florence Dollard, Grand Island, New York
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 15 min. Bake: 2 hours
MAKES:8 servings
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 15 min. Bake: 2 hours
MAKES: 8 servings

Ingredients

  • 1 egg
  • 1/2 cup seasoned bread crumbs
  • 1/4 cup chopped onion
  • 1/2 teaspoon seasoned salt
  • 2 pounds ground beef
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  • 4 medium potatoes, quartered
  • 1/2 pound fresh or frozen cut green beans
  • 1 can (14-1/2 ounces) stewed tomatoes

Directions

  1. In a large bowl, combine the first four ingredients. Crumble beef over mixture and mix well. Shape into a loaf in a greased roasting pan. Arrange potatoes and green beans around loaf. Pour tomatoes over all.
  2. Cover and bake at 350°: for 2 hours or until the meat is no longer pink and a meat thermometer reads 160°. Yield: 8 servings.
Originally published as Meat Loaf Dinner in Taste of Home Ground Beef Cookbook 1999, p25

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Reviewed Mar. 4, 2012

I used one lb of ground chuck but left the rest of the ingredients the same. Cooked it covered 90 mins instead of 2 hrs. Thickened the juices after removing tomato chunks, green beans and meat loaf. Added a bit of beef base to that for extra flavor zip and got great reviews from my husband. We will definitely use this recipe again.

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Reviewed Feb. 26, 2011

The mistake I made with this recipe is that I used regular ground beef instead of lean (hey, I'm poor. What can I say?) With no chance to drain off the grease, it ruined the gravy. I plan to try the recipe again, this time definitely using the lean! Also, I'm going to try half pureed tomatoes (I like the texture better than diced) and half beef gravy. Also, I'm going to double the first 4 ingredients as my loaf came out more like a big hamburger.

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Reviewed Feb. 12, 2011

great comfort meal.

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Reviewed Jan. 11, 2011

I'm glad I tried this! Easy to make and delicious.

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Reviewed Jan. 10, 2011

This is great, but I would eliminate the bread crumbs. I hate fillers in my meatloaf, meatball, and crabcakes.

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