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Meat Loaf Recipe

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Contributor:  
Contributor:  
Susan Johnston

Category:
Category:

Ingredients:  
Ingredients:  
1 - 2 pounds ground beef
1 medium onion, chopped
1 egg
cup seasoned bread crumbs
1 tsp salt
tsp pepper
1 1 tsps yellow prepared mustard

Sauce
1-2 cups tomato sauce (I use the spaghetti sauce in the jar; Prego or Ragu)
- cup apple cider vinegar
- cup brown sugar
1 1 tsps Yellow prepared mustard

Directions:
Directions:
In a large bowl, mix all the dry ingredients together, using your hands to ensure even distribution of the bread crumbs. In a separate bowl, combine the tomato sauce, vinegar, brown sugar and mustard until mixed. Add half the sauce mix to the meat mixture and mix thoroughly. Shape into a mound and remove to a microwave bake pan (Corning Ware or Pyrex). Make a small indentation in the top and pour the remaining tomato mixture over the meat loaf.

Insert in the microwave and cook on 70% power for 30 minutes. Remove and check to ensure the loaf is cooked through by inserting a knife in the middle and separating to ensure the meat is not pink. If the meat loaf is not completely cooked, continue cooking at 70% for 5-10 minute increments until done. After cooking place a lid on the loaf if you wish to let it rest for about 10 minutes. You may wish to remove to a serving platter or slice the meat loaf in the container and then serve.

This meat loaf is great with mashed or baked potatoes and cole slaw.

Number Of Servings:
Number Of Servings:
8
Preparation Time:
Preparation Time:
45 minutes (adjusting to ensure fully cooked.)
Personal Notes:
Personal Notes:
I used to try to make meat loaf in the oven in a loaf pan and it was always a disaster. Dried out, burned on the edges and bottom, barely cooked in the middle. Yuck. When I got a new microwave, I found this recipe in the cookbook that came with it and, in desperation, I gave it a try. After that, I never went back to the baked version.

I know, I know . . . microwaved doesn't exactly conjure the images from the Betty Crocker Cookbook but this is a yummy meat loaf and the sandwiches the day after are superb.

 

 

 

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