Life Preserver Meat Loaves Recipe

Life Preserver Meat Loaves Recipe
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Life Preserver Meat Loaves Recipe

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An old standby gets a new look when formed into rings to resemble life preservers. Place a little ketchup and mustard in separate resealable plastic bags to easily pipe fast, flavorful markings on the moist mini meat loaves.
MAKES:
6 servings
TOTAL TIME:
Prep: 20 min. Bake: 25 min.
MAKES:
6 servings
TOTAL TIME:
Prep: 20 min. Bake: 25 min.

Ingredients

  • 1large egg
  • 1 can (5-1/2 ounces) spicy hot V8 juice
  • 1/4 cup milk
  • 1 cup seasoned bread crumbs
  • 1-1/2 teaspoons seasoned salt
  • 1 teaspoon chili powder
  • 1-1/2 pounds lean ground beef (90% lean)
  • Ketchup and mustard

Directions

In a large bowl, combine the first six ingredients. Crumble beef over mixture and mix well. Shape into six balls; flatten slightly. Make a hole in the center of each ball with the end of a wooden spoon handle.
Place in a greased 15x10x1-in. baking pan. Bake, uncovered, at 350° for 25-30 minutes or until meat is no longer pink and a thermometer reads 160°. Decorate with ketchup and mustard. Yield: 6 servings.
Originally published as Life Preserver Meat Loaves in Quick Cooking July/August 2003, p61

Nutritional Facts

1 each: 274 calories, 11g fat (4g saturated fat), 41mg cholesterol, 1056mg sodium, 15g carbohydrate (0 sugars, 1g fiber), 27g protein. Diabetic Exchanges: 3 lean meat, 1 starch, 1/2 fat.

  • 1large egg
  • 1 can (5-1/2 ounces) spicy hot V8 juice
  • 1/4 cup milk
  • 1 cup seasoned bread crumbs
  • 1-1/2 teaspoons seasoned salt
  • 1 teaspoon chili powder
  • 1-1/2 pounds lean ground beef (90% lean)
  • Ketchup and mustard
  1. In a large bowl, combine the first six ingredients. Crumble beef over mixture and mix well. Shape into six balls; flatten slightly. Make a hole in the center of each ball with the end of a wooden spoon handle.
  2. Place in a greased 15x10x1-in. baking pan. Bake, uncovered, at 350° for 25-30 minutes or until meat is no longer pink and a thermometer reads 160°. Decorate with ketchup and mustard. Yield: 6 servings.
Originally published as Life Preserver Meat Loaves in Quick Cooking July/August 2003, p61

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