This meat loaf recipe calls for fresh vegetables. Everyone who has tried this dish loves it.
1 pound extra-lean ground beef
1 green bell pepper, diced
1 bunch green onions, diced
4 ounces sliced fresh mushrooms
4 ounces saltine crackers, finely crushed
1 (1.25 ounce) package beef with onion soup mix
1 1/2 cups ketchup
1 tablespoon yellow mustard
2 teaspoons brown sugar
Preheat oven to 375 degrees F (190 degrees C).
In a large mixing bowl, combine the ground beef, green pepper, green onion, mushrooms and saltine crackers. Stir in the eggs and the beef with onion soup mix; mix thoroughly.
Press mixture into a 9×13 inch baking dish.
In a small mixing bowl, whisk together the ketchup, yellow mustard and brown sugar. Mix thoroughly and pour over the meat mixture, spreading evenly.
Bake in the preheated oven for 1 hour.
A fresh twist on a classic dish. This meat loaf incorporates green pepper, green onions and sliced mushrooms into the ground beef, and is topped with ketchup and brown sugar.
This meal is perfect for a family dinner. As garniture you can have this potato salad:
12 medium red potatoes
1 medium onion, finely chopped
3 hard-cooked eggs, chopped
2 dill pickles, finely chopped
2 tablespoons snipped fresh parsley
3/4 cup chicken broth
3/4 cup mayonnaise or salad dressing
1 1/2 teaspoons salt
1/2 teaspoon pepper
1/4 teaspoon garlic powder
2 tomatoes, cubed
6 bacon strips, cooked and crumbled
Cook potatoes in boiling salted water until tender. Drain; cool slightly. Peel and slice potatoes; combine with onion, eggs, pickles and parsley in a large salad bowl. Set aside. Heat chicken broth until warm; remove from the heat. Add mayonnaise, salt, pepper and garlic powder; mix until smooth. Pour over potato mixture and mix lightly. Cover and chill. Just before serving, gently stir in tomatoes and bacon.