Meat Loaves Italianos Recipe

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Meat Loaves Italianos

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Ingredients

3/4 c
oats, quick or old-fashioned, uncooked
8 oz
tomato sauce
2.5 oz
ripe olives, canned, sliced, drained
1
egg, optional
1 Tbsp
instant minced onion
1/2 tsp
italian seasoning
1/4 tsp
salt, optional
1 lb
lean ground beef
1/8 tsp
garlic powder
2 oz
part skim mozzarella cheese, grated

Directions Step-By-Step

1
Heat oven to 375.
2
Combine oats, 1/4 cup tomato sauce, 1/4 cup olives, egg, 1 teaspoon onion, Italian seasoning and salt.
3
Add ground beef, mix lightly but thoroughly.
4
Shape to form four 4x2-inch loaves; place in 8-inch square glass baking dish or 9-inch glass pie plate.
5
Bake 25 to 30 minutes or until meat is done; drain.
6
Combine remaining tomato sauce, olives, onion and garlic powder; cook over low heat 3 to 5 minutes or until hot.
7
Spoon sauce over meat loaves; sprinkle with cheese.
8
Bake 2 minutes more or until cheese is melted.
9
MICROWAVE DIRECTIONS: Prepare meat mixture and shape into loaves as directed above.
10
Place in 8-inch square glass baking dish or 9-inch glass pie plate.
11
Cover with wax paper.
12
Microwave on high 5 to 7 minutes or until no longer pink, rotating dish once.
13
Drain. In a 2-cup glass measuring cup combine remaining tomato sauce, olives, onion and garlic powder.
14
Microwave at high 1-1/2 to 2-1/2 minutes or until hot.
15
Spoon over meat loaves; sprinkle with cheese.
16
Microwave at high 1 minute or until cheese is melted.

About this Recipe

Course/Dish: Beef
Regional Style: Italian
Other Tag: Quick & Easy