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Meat Loaf Finlandia

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  Onion 1 Medium, chopped to make 1/2 cup
  Butter/Margarine 1 Tablespoon
  Ground veal 1 Pound
  Ground pork 1 Pound (Fresh)
  Soft bread crumbs 1 1⁄2 Cup (24 tbs)
  Egg 1
  Chopped parsley 1 Tablespoon, chopped
  Salt 1 Teaspoon
  Crushed fennel seed 1⁄2 Teaspoon
  Pepper 1⁄4 Teaspoon
  Dried apricot halves 12
  Dried pitted prunes 6
  Paprika To Taste
  Chicken gravy mix 1 Ounce (1 Envelope)
  Water 1 Cup (16 tbs) (Adjust Quantity As Needed)

1 Saute onion in butter or margarine until soft in a small frying pan; remove from heat.
2 Combine with veal, pork, bread crumbs, egg, parsley, salt, fennel, and pepper in a large bowl; mix lightly until well-blended.
3 Pour boiling water to cover over apricots and prunes in a small bowl; let stand 1 minute; drain.
4 Pat meat mixture into a thin rectangle, 16x10, on waxed paper or foil. Sprinkle generously with paprika.
5 Place 6 of the apricot halves in a row across short end of meat; top each with a prune, then remaining apricot halves. Roll up meat tightly, jelly-roll fashion, using wax paper or foil as a guide. Place, seam side down, in a greased large shallow baking pan.
6 Bake in moderate oven (375°) 1 hour, or until roll is crusty-brown.
7 Prepare chicken gravy mix with water, following label directions. Slice roll crosswise with a sharp knife and serve with gravy.

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Meat Loaf Finlandia Recipe