Photo: Oxmoor House
Total Time
1 Hour 25 Mins
Serves 8 (serving size: 1 slice meat loaf)

Whether you enjoy it hot out of the oven or on a cold sandwich, meat loaf is a time-tested American classic. Here, it gains nutrition with the addition of baby spinach and excitement with a sweet-and-spicy glaze.

How to Make It

Step 1

Preheat oven to 450°.

Step 2

To prepare meat loaf, heat a large sauté pan over medium heat; add spinach and 2 tablespoons water to pan. Cover and steam 2 minutes or until spinach wilts. Remove pan from heat; cool 5 minutes.

Step 3

Combine ground sirloin, veal, pork, and next 8 ingredients (through egg white) in a large bowl; gently mix just until combined. Add spinach and oats; gently mix until blended.

Step 4

In a 9 x 13-inch glass or ceramic baking dish coated with cooking spray, shape mixture into a 9 x 5-inch loaf.

Step 5

To prepare glaze, combine ketchup, brown sugar, and cider vinegar, stirring with a whisk until blended. Brush glaze over meat loaf. Bake at 450° for 15 minutes. Reduce oven temperature to 350°. Bake an additional 45 minutes or until done; let stand 10 minutes before slicing.

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