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Posted October 29, 2010 | comments Leave a comment

Italian Style Meat Loaf

2 eggs
1 (14 oz.) jar tomato pasta sauce
1 c. Italian style bread crumbs
1 (1 c.) large onion, finely chopped
2 tsp. Italian seasoning
1/2 tsp. salt
2 lb. lean (at least 80%) ground beef
1 (7.2 oz, 2 pouches) roasted garlic
mashed potatoes
2 1/2 c. milk
1 1/2 c. hot water
1/4 c. butter or margarine
1/2 c. grated Parmesan cheese

Heat oven to 375º. Spray 13x9 in. (3 qt.) glass baking dish with cooking spray. In large bowl beat eggs. Stir in pasta sauce, bread crumbs, onion, Italian seasoning, salt and ground beef until well blended. Press mixture in bottom of baking dish. Bake 45 to 55 minutes or until meat thermometer inserted in center of loaf reads 160º. While baking, make both pouches of mashed potatoes as directed on box using milk, hot water and butter. Spoon any excess juices from baking dish. Spread mashed potatoes over meat loaf, sprinkle with cheese. Bake 10 to 15 minutes longer or until top begins to brown. Let stand 5 minutes before cutting.

Jeanette L. Guess - Edinburg, VA

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