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Great Meat Loaf Recipe

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Linda Carrico


2 eggs
2/3 cup milk
3 slices bread, torn
1/2 cup chopped onion
1/2 cup grated carrot
1 cup (4 oz) shredded cheddar or part-skim mozzarella cheese
1 tsp dried basil, thyme or sage, optional
1 tsp salt
1/4 tsp pepper
1 1/2 lbs lean ground beef

1/2 cup tomato sauce
1/2 cup packed brown sugar
1 tsp prepared mustard

In a large bowl, beat eggs. Add milk and bread; let stand until liquid is absorbed. Stir in the onion, carrot, cheese and seasonings. Crumble beef over mixture and mix well.

Shape into 7x3 loaf in a shallow baking pan. Bake, uncovered at 350 for 45 minutes.

Combine the topping ingredients, spoon half of the mixture over meat loaf. Bake 30 minutes longer or until meat is no longer pink and a meat thermometer reads 160, occasionally spooning remaining topping over loaf. Let stand 10 minutes before serving

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6 servings




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