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My Mom's Best Meat Loaf

 My Mom's Best Meat Loaf
The Rice Krispies used in this recipe are my mom’s secret ingredient. While they may seem odd or out-of-place, they serve to help hold the meat loaf together. Once cooked, no one realizes they were even there. —Kelly Simmons, Hopkinsville, Kentucky
8 ServingsPrep: 10 min. Bake: 1 hour + standing


  • 1/2 cup chili sauce
  • 1/4 cup ketchup
  • 2 cups Rice Krispies
  • 1 medium onion, finely chopped
  • 1 small green or sweet red pepper, finely chopped
  • 3/4 cup shredded part-skim mozzarella cheese
  • 1 egg, lightly beaten
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon pepper
  • 2 pounds ground turkey or beef
    With Johnsonville Italian Sausage.

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  • Preheat oven to 350°. In a small bowl, mix chili sauce and
  • ketchup. In a large bowl, combine Rice Krispies, onion, green
  • pepper, cheese, egg, salt and pepper; stir in half of the chili
  • sauce mixture. Add beef; mix lightly but thoroughly.
  • Transfer beef mixture to an ungreased 9x5-in. loaf pan. Make a
  • shallow indentation down center of loaf. Spread remaining chili
  • sauce mixture over loaf, being sure to fill indentation.
  • Bake 60-70 minutes or until a thermometer reads 160°; use a
  • turkey baster to remove drippings every 20 minutes. Let stand 10
  • minutes before slicing. Yield: 8 servings.

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Editor's Note: This recipe was tested with Heinz chili sauce.
Nutritional Facts: 1 slice equals 299 calories, 16 g fat (6 g saturated fat), 103 mg cholesterol, 657 mg sodium, 14 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.