Festive Meat Loaf

Serves: 6
Total Calories: 538


2 eggs large
2 pounds ground beef (or part sausage)
1 (14 1/2-ounce) can tomato whole, cut up and juice reserved
3/4 cup cracker fine crumbs (about 20 crackers)
1/2 cup onion finely chopped
2 tablespoons parsley chopped
1 teaspoon salt
1/8 teaspoon black pepper
1 cup brown sugar packed
1/4 cup cider vinegar
1/4 cup pineapple juice
2 1/2 tablespoons mustard prepared
3 pineapple slices canned
3 red maraschino cherries


Preheat oven to 350°. In a large mixing bowl, beat eggs with a fork. Add beef, tomatoes with juice, cracker crumbs, onion, parsley, salt, and pepper. Mix until well blended. Shape into a 9 x 5-inch oval. Place in an ungreased 12 x 8 x 2-inch baking pan.

Bake 1 hour.

Meanwhile, combine brown sugar, vinegar, pineapple juice, and mustard in a small saucepan. Simmer 10 minutes, stirring occasionally. Remove meat loaf from oven drain off fat. Arrange pineapple and cherries on top of loaf. Brush glaze on meat loaf and fruit keep remaining glaze warm. Bake 30 minutes longer. Slice and serve with remaining glaze.

Nutritional Facts:

Serves: 6
Total Calories: 538
Calories from Fat: 89

This Festive Meat Loaf recipe is from the Express Lane Recipes Cookbook. Download this Cookbook today.

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