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Prairie Meat Loaf

Total Time

Prep: 15 min. Bake: 1-1/4 hours

Makes

2 loaves (6-8 servings each)

You can't top a hearty helping of meat loaf with creamy mashed potatoes on the side," writes Karen Laubman from Spruce Grove, Alberta. "This tender, moist meat loaf with a hint of cheese is a big hit at our house. The addition of oats boosts its nutritional value."

Ingredients

  • 2 large eggs
  • 1/2 cup ketchup
  • 2 tablespoons prepared mustard
  • 3 cups old-fashioned oats
  • 2 teaspoons salt
  • 1 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1 teaspoon dried thyme
  • 1 teaspoon dried basil
  • 1-1/2 cups beef broth
  • 1-1/2 cups finely chopped onion
  • 1-1/2 cups finely chopped celery
  • 2-1/2 cups shredded cheddar cheese, divided
  • 4 pounds lean ground beef (90% lean)

Directions

  1. In a large bowl, beat eggs; stir in ketchup, mustard, oats, salt, garlic powder, thyme and basil. In a small saucepan, bring broth to a boil; add to oat mixture. Stir in the onion, celery and 2 cups of cheese. Crumble beef over mixture and mix well.
  2. Press into two ungreased 9x5-in. loaf pans. Bake at 375° for 1-1/4 hours until meat is no longer pink and a thermometer reads 160°; drain. Sprinkle with remaining cheese; let stand until melted.

Nutrition Facts

1 slice: 316 calories, 15g fat (8g saturated fat), 101mg cholesterol, 680mg sodium, 15g carbohydrate (2g sugars, 2g fiber), 29g protein.

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