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Quick Meat Loaf

Photo: Photo: Becky Luigart-Stayner; Styling: Cindy Barr
Total time 41 mins
Yield 4 servings (serving size: 2 slices)
Preparing a free-form meat loaf and cooking it on a broiler pan cuts cook time, compared to standard recipes. Smashed red-skinned potatoes and simple steamed broccoli spears round out this quick meal.

Ingredients

  • 1/3 cup chopped green onions
  • 3 tablespoons dry breadcrumbs
  • 2 teaspoons minced garlic
  • 1/8 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon dry mustard
  • 1/4 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper
  • 1/4 teaspoon crushed red pepper
  • 1 pound ground sirloin
  • 1 large egg, lightly beaten
  • 6 tablespoons ketchup, divided
  • Cooking spray

Nutrition Information

  • calories 267
  • fat 13.1 g
  • satfat 5.1 g
  • monofat 5.5 g
  • polyfat 0.7 g
  • protein 25.6 g
  • carbohydrate 10.8 g
  • fiber 0.7 g
  • cholesterol 127 mg
  • iron 3.4 mg
  • sodium 457 mg
  • calcium 44 mg

How to Make It

  1. Preheat oven to 400°.

  2. Combine first 9 ingredients in a large bowl; add 1/4 cup ketchup. Mix beef mixture with hands just until combined. Shape beef mixture into a 9 x 4–inch loaf on a broiler pan coated with cooking spray. Bake at 400° for 20 minutes. Brush top of meat loaf with remaining 2 tablespoons ketchup. Bake 7 additional minutes or until done. Slice loaf into 8 equal pieces.

  3. Wine note: A value-priced cabernet or merlot, like Crane Lake Cabernet Sauvignon 2005 ($4), tends to be straightforward, lighter-bodied, and lower in tannins, ideal with the lean ground beef in this traditional baked meat loaf. --Jeffery Lindenmuth

Cook's Notes

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