Something Special Meat Loaf
|Fresh mushrooms||3⁄4 Pound, divided|
|Ground chuck||1 1⁄2 Pound|
|Soft bread crumbs||1⁄2 Cup (8 tbs)|
|Catsup||1⁄2 Cup (8 tbs)|
|Eggs||2 , lightly beaten|
|Salt||1 1⁄2 Teaspoon|
Wipe mushrooms with a damp paper towel and trim stem ends.
Reserve 10 whole mushrooms.
Finely chop remaining mushrooms.
Place in a large bowl and stir in ground beef, crumbs, catsup, eggs, salt, and pepper.
Shape half the meat mixture into an oval about 1-inch thick in a flat baking dish.
Press 5 of the reserved mushrooms down in the center of the meat.
Cover with remaining meat and pat into an oval shape.
Cover with waxed paper.
Microwave at HIGH 7 minutes.
Rotate dish 1/4 turn.
Microwave at HIGH 6 to 8 minutes.
Let stand, covered, while preparing Topping.
Slice remaining mushrooms.
Place in a 2-cup glass measure with butter.
Microwave at HIGH 1 to 2 minutes.
To serve, place meat loaf on serving platter.
Spoon Topping over meat loaf and garnish with mushroom slices that have been cooked in butter.
Serving size: Complete recipe
Calories 2291 Calories from Fat 1523
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 169 g259.4%
Saturated Fat 72.9 g364.3%
Trans Fat 0 g
Cholesterol 967.5 mg322.5%
Sodium 5059.3 mg210.8%
Total Carbohydrates 54 g17.9%
Dietary Fiber 4.4 g17.5%
Sugars 34.8 g
Protein 141 g282.5%
Vitamin A 47.1% Vitamin C 42.1%
Calcium 12.8% Iron 61.2%
*Based on a 2000 Calorie diet