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Microwave Meat Loaf

 Microwave Meat Loaf
Because this meat loaf cooks in the microwave, it's easy to prepare after a day's work. My Whole family finds each succulent slice tasty and nourishing. - Suzanne Ritchot, Ste. Anne Manitoba
6 ServingsPrep: 15 min. Cook: 30 min.

Ingredients

  • 1/3 cup milk
  • 1 egg, beaten
  • 1 tablespoon ketchup
  • 1 medium onion, chopped
  • 3 tablespoons old-fashioned oats
  • 1 tablespoon minced fresh parsley
  • 1/2 teaspoon each salt, dried marjoram and dried thyme
  • Dash pepper
  • 1-1/2 pounds lean ground beef
  • 1 tablespoon soy sauce
  • 1 tablespoon honey

Directions

  • In a large bowl, combine the first five ingredients. Add seasonings;
  • mix well. Crumble beef over mixture and mix well. Pat into a 9-in. x
  • 5-in. microwave-safe dish. Combine the soy sauce and honey; spread
  • over loaf. Cover and microwave on high for 18-1/2 minutes or until
  • meat is no longer pink and a meat thermometer reads 160°,
  • turning dish a quarter turn every 10 minutes; drain. Let stand 5
  • minutes before slicing. Yield: 6 servings.
Editor's Note: You can easily vary the flavor of Microwave Meat Loaf by replacing the oats with cornmeal or wheat bran. Or if you want to add a little more zing, use chili sauce in place of the ketchup and mustard instead of soy sauce.

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Nutritional Facts: 1 serving (1 each) equals 228 calories, 10 g fat (4 g saturated fat), 107 mg cholesterol, 447 mg sodium, 9 g carbohydrate, 1 g fiber, 24 g protein.
Wine: Light-Bodied Red Wine: Enjoy this recipe with a light-bodied red wine such as Pinot Noir.