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Confetti Meatloaf

Confetti MeatloafA delicious way to sneak veggies into your family's diet.

Recipe Ingredients:

1 1/2 pounds lean ground beef
5 ounces fresh spinach, finely chopped
2 carrots, grated
1 tablespoon Worcestershire sauce
1 large egg, beaten
3/4 cup vegetable or tomato juice - divided use
1/4 cup freshly grated Parmesan cheese
1/4 cup fine dry bread crumbs
1/4 cup onion, finely chopped
1/4 teaspoon salt
1/4 teaspoon ground black pepper
1/4 cup ketchup

Cooking Directions:

  1. Preheat oven to 350°F (175°C).
  2. In a small bowl, combine 1/4 cup of the vegetable or tomato juice and the ketchup. Set aside.
  3. Combine all other ingredients and mix well. Form into a loaf and place in a 1-quart loaf pan.
  4. Bake for 50 to 55 minutes or until center of meat loaf reaches 160°F (70°C) on an instant read thermometer.
  5. Top with reserved ketchup mixture during last 5 minutes of cooking.

Makes 6 servings.

Tips:

  • Frozen spinach that has been thawed and squeezed dry can be substituted for the fresh spinach.
  • Gentle handling when mixing the ground beef with the other ingredients will ensure a moist, tender meatloaf.

Recipe courtesy of Beef It's What's For Dinner.