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Tomato Basil Meat Loaves

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Tomato Basil Meat Loaves
  • Prep 20 min
  • Total 1 hr 10 min
  • Servings 8
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Make four mini loaves and freeze them. You can have a hearty main dish at a moment's notice.
Feb 22, 2012

Ingredients

  • 3 eggs
  • 2 lbs (1 kg) ground beef
  • 1/2 cup (125 mL) Italian style bread crumbs
  • 1 cup (250 mL) chopped Italian plum tomatoes (3 medium)
  • 1/2 cup (125 mL) finely chopped onion (1 medium)
  • 1/2 cup (125 mL) ketchup
  • 2 tsp (10 mL) dried basil leaves
  • 1/2 tsp (2 mL) salt

Steps

  • 1
    Heat oven to 350ºF. In large bowl, beat eggs. Stir in all remaining ingredients until well blended. On large sheet of waxed paper, shape mixture into 4 (6 1/2x3-inch) loaves. Wrap 3 meat loaves tightly in heavy-duty foil; freeze up to 2 months.
  • 2
    Place 1 loaf in ungreased shallow baking pan; bake 40 to 50 minutes or until thoroughly cooked in centre and meat thermometer reads 160ºF. Let meat loaf stand 5 minutes before serving.
  • 3
    To thaw frozen meat loaf, place in refrigerator for 24 hours, or unwrap and place on microwavable plate; microwave on Defrost about 10 minutes or until thawed. Bake meat loaf as directed above.

Expert Tips

  • Tip 1
    Tip: Italian plum tomatoes have less juice and are firmer than regular tomatoes, making them perfect for meat loaf.

Nutrition Information

280 Calories, 15g Total Fat, 24g Protein, 11g Total Carbs, 5g Sugars

Nutrition Facts

Serving Size: 8 Servings (1/2 Meat Loaf Each)
Calories
280
Total Fat
15g
Saturated Fat
6g
Trans Fat
1g
Cholesterol
150mg
Sodium
460mg
Total Carbs
11g
Dietary Fiber
0g
Sugars
5g
Protein
24g
% Daily Value*:
Exchanges:
*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.
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