Pesto Meat loaf Recipe
- 2 garlic cloves, peeled
- 1/3 cup olive oil
- 1 cup fresh basil leaves
- 3/4 cup cooked long grain rice
- 1/4 cup chopped walnuts
- 1/4 cup shredded sharp cheddar cheese
- 1/4 teaspoon salt
- MEAT LOAF:
- 1/2 cup quick-cooking oats
- 1/2 cup finely chopped green onions
- 1 egg, lightly beaten
- 1/4 cup salsa
- 2 garlic cloves, minced
- 1/2 teaspoon salt
- 2 pounds lean ground beef
- 1. Place pesto ingredients in the order listed in a food processor; cover and process on low speed until a paste forms.
- 2. In a large bowl, combine the first six meat loaf ingredients; add pesto. Crumble beef over mixture and mix well. Press into a greased 9-in. x 5-in. loaf pan.
- 3. Bake at 350° for 50-60 minutes or until a meat thermometer reads 160°, draining off fat if necessary. Let stand in pan for 10 minutes before slicing. Yield: 8 servings.
1 serving (1 slice) equals 344 calories, 22 g fat (6 g saturated fat), 100 mg cholesterol, 336 mg sodium, 10 g carbohydrate, 1 g fiber, 25 g protein.
Light-Bodied Red Wine
Enjoy this recipe with a light-bodied red wine such as Pinot Noir.