Monday, October 20, 2008


A hearty dish for your man!!!

All packed in, ready to cook.

Can you see the fresh carrot shreds? Mnnn!

Not your Mama's Meatloaf

1 cup stewed tomatoes, chopped
• 1 egg, beaten
• 3/4 cup quick-cooking oats
• 1 medium carrot, grated
• 1 celery rib, diced
• 2 bacon strips, cooked and crumbled
• 1 envelope onion soup mix
• 2 1/2 pounds lean ground beef
• Ketchup

In a large bowl, combine the first seven ingredients. Crumble beef over mixture and mix well. Shape into a loaf in a greased 13-in. x 9-in. x 2-in. baking dish. Drizzle with ketchup. Bake, uncovered, at 350 degrees F for 1-1/2 hours or until meat is no longer pink and a meat thermometer reads 160 degrees F. Using two large spatulas, carefully transfer meat loaf to a serving platter. Cut into bread like slice and serve with mashed potatoes, fresh veggies and a homemade roll for the perfect Sunday dinner! I never did like meat loaf, but this recipe is a winner!

Contributed by Michelle Olsen