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Wild Rice Meat Loaf Recipe

Wild Rice Meat Loaf Recipe

I've shared this recipe with many friends. The unique, hearty meat loaf is full of surprises - tangy wild rice and pockets of cheddar cheese make it extra special. Even so, it's not that tricky to prepare...try it and see! -Genie Lang, Jamestown, North Dakota
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 10 min. Bake: 70 min. YIELD:4-6 servings

Ingredients

  • 2 eggs, beaten
  • 4 cups cooked wild rice
  • 2 cups (8 ounces) shredded cheddar cheese
  • 1 cup dry bread crumbs
  • 1 cup finely chopped onion
  • 1/2 cup all-purpose flour
  • 1-1/4 teaspoons salt
  • 1 teaspoon rubbed sage
  • 3/4 teaspoon pepper
  • 1 pound uncooked lean ground beef

Directions

  • 1. In a large bowl, combine the first nine ingredients. Crumble beef over mixture and mix well.
  • 2. Firmly press into a greased 9-in. x 5-in. loaf pan. Bake, uncovered, at 350° for 70 minutes. Cover with foil during the last 15 minutes if the top is browning too quickly. Yield: 4-6 servings.

Nutritional Facts

1 serving (1 slice) equals 504 calories, 20 g fat (11 g saturated fat), 157 mg cholesterol, 932 mg sodium, 48 g carbohydrate, 3 g fiber, 32 g protein.

Wine Pairings

Light-Bodied Red Wine

Enjoy this recipe with a light-bodied red wine such as Pinot Noir.