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Meat Loaf Tropicale

No recipe image available.Meat loaf has gone bananas—literally! This delicious tropical version of meat loaf is incredibly moist, thanks to the banana. If there are leftovers, you'll have the makings for a great sandwich.

Recipe Ingredients:

1 1/2 pounds ground beef
1 large egg
1 cup mashed banana
1/2 cup quick-cooking oats
1/2 cup chopped green bell pepper
1 teaspoon salt
1 teaspoon prepared mustard
1/4 teaspoon ground nutmeg
1/8 teaspoon ground allspice
2 strips of bacon
3 tablespoons orange marmalade
2 tablespoons chopped onions

Cooking Directions:

  1. Mix together ground beef, egg, mashed banana, oats, chopped green bell pepper, salt, prepared mustard, nutmeg, and allspice.
  2. Spread the mixture in an ungreased loaf pan. Crisscross strips of bacon on top of the meat mixture and spread orange marmalade on top. Sprinkle with chopped onion.
  3. Bake in a preheated oven at 350°F (175°C), uncovered, for 1 to 1 1/4 hours; drain. Let stand for 5 to 10 minutes before slicing.

Makes 6 servings.