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Overstuffed Meatloaf

This is NOT your mama's meatloaf! Submitted by Overstuffed Meatloaf
This is NOT your mama's meatloaf! Submitted by Overstuffed Meatloaf

Comfort food meets garden veggies in this kicked up version of traditional meatloaf.

Ingredients

MEATLOAF INGREDIENTS: 1 lb ground beef ¼ red onion, diced 1 egg ⅓ cup bread crumbs 3 Tablespoons chili sauce ¼ teaspoon salt ¼ teaspoon pepper dash of red pepper flake (optional) ¼ cup diced tomato ¼ cup shredded cheddar cheese FILLING: 1 Tablespoon butter 1 cup uncooked baby spinach ¼ cup diced zucchini ¼ cup diced mushrooms ¼ cup diced red onion ¼ cup ricotta cheese 1 egg ¼ cup bread crumbs


Nutritional information

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Instructions

Combine all meatloaf ingredients except tomatoes and cheese in a large bowl, then separate into two equal portions. Place 1 portion into the bottom of a greased loaf pan. Place filling on top of mixture (recipe below) and top off with remaining meatloaf mixture. Bake at 375 F (325 F convection) for 40 minutes. Place diced tomato and cheddar cheese on top of the loaf and bake for another 10 minutes, or until internal temperature reaches 155 F. DIRECTIONS FOR FILLING: Melt butter over medium heat in a large saute pan. Add zucchini, mushrooms, and onions and cook about 3 minutes, until onions are softened. Turn off the heat and add the spinach, tossing until wilted. Let cool slightly, then place into a bowl. Using your hands, combine with the ricotta cheese and egg. Layer the mixture in the middle of the meatloaf mixture (recipe shown above) and proceed with meatloaf recipe.