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Ruben Meat Loaf

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  Canned sauerkraut 8 Ounce (1 Can)
  Celery stalk 1 Medium
  White bread slice 3
  Brown sugar 1 Tablespoon
  Water 2 Tablespoon
  Ground beef 1 1⁄2 Pound
  Milk 1⁄2 Cup (8 tbs)
  Salt 1 Teaspoon
  Pepper 1⁄8 Teaspoon
  Egg 1
  Swiss cheese slice 2
  Thousand island dressing 1 Cup (16 tbs) (Bottled)

1. Drain sauerkraut. Finely chop celery. Tear bread slices into small crumbs to make about 1 1/2 cups crumbs.
2. In small bowl, combine sauerkraut and brown sugar; set aside.
3. In medium-sized bowl, combine celery and water; cover bowl with large plate. Cook at high (100% power) 3 minutes or until celery is tender. Stir in ground beef, bread crumbs, milk, salt, pepper, and egg.
4. In 12" by 8" baking dish, pat half of ground-beef mixture into flat 9" by 6" oval. Evenly spoon sauerkraut mixture onto meat oval in baking dish to within 1/2 inch of edge. Top with Swiss cheese slices, folding slices to fit, if necessary.
5. On sheet of waxed paper, pat remaining meat mixture into a 9'/2" by 6'/2" oval; invert over cheese-topped meat mixture in baking dish; peel off waxed paper. With fingers, gently press edge of meat loaf to seal. Cover baking dish with waxed paper.
6. Cook at medium high (70% power) 20 minutes or until loaf is well done, rotating dish a half turn after 10 minutes. Let meat loaf stand 5 minutes, still covered.

Recipe Summary

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Nutrition Rank

Nutrition Facts

Serving size: Complete recipe

Calories 3811 Calories from Fat 2870

% Daily Value*

Total Fat 318 g489.5%

Saturated Fat 95.3 g476.7%

Trans Fat 0 g

Cholesterol 874.4 mg291.5%

Sodium 6837.9 mg284.9%

Total Carbohydrates 106 g35.3%

Dietary Fiber 8.6 g34.2%

Sugars 61 g

Protein 137 g274.5%

Vitamin A 23.2% Vitamin C 57.6%

Calcium 50.2% Iron 69.3%

*Based on a 2000 Calorie diet


Ruben Meat Loaf Recipe