The colorful vegetables give this loaf a festive look—and they add so much goodness! Baking it in a casserole gives my meat loaf a unique shape, too, just for something a little different. Our family likes mashed potatoes, soup or salad and biscuits with it.—Audrey Armour, Thamesford, Ontario
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- 1-1/2 pounds lean ground beef
- 1 egg, beaten
- 1 cup bread crumbs
- 2 cups shredded carrots
- 1 medium onion, chopped
- 1/2 cup chopped celery
- 1/2 cup chopped green pepper
- 1 can (10-3/4 ounces) condensed tomato soup, undiluted
- 1 teaspoon salt
- 1/2 teaspoon Worcestershire sauce
- 1/4 teaspoon pepper
- 1/4 teaspoon ground mustard
- 1/8 teaspoon cayenne pepper
- In a large bowl, combine ground beef, egg and bread crumbs. Add remaining ingredients and mix well. Pat mixture into a 1-1/2-qt. baking dish. Bake at 350° for 1-1/4 hours or until no pink remains. Drain. Unmold loaf to serve. Yield: 6-8 servings.
Originally published as Vegetable Meat Loaf in Country Ground Beef 1993, p31
Light-Bodied Red Wine
Enjoy this recipe with a light-bodied red wine such as Pinot Noir.
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