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Party Meat Loaf With Parsley Mashed Potatoes

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Ingredients
  Frozen chopped spinach package 10 Ounce (1 Package)
  Extra lean ground chuck/Top round 1 Pound
  Whole wheat breadcrumbs 1 1⁄4 Cup (20 tbs) (Fresh)
  Onion 1 Small, finely chopped
  Egg/0.25 cup fat free egg substitute 1 , lightly beaten
  Finely chopped sweet red peppers 2 Tablespoon
  Soy sauce 4 Teaspoon
  Minced fresh basil/0.25 teaspoon dried basil 1 Teaspoon, minced
  Minced fresh parsley 2 Tablespoon
  Tomato sauce 1⁄4 Cup (4 tbs)
  Cubed potatoes 3 Cup (48 tbs)
  Celery stalk 1⁄2
  Skim milk 1⁄3 Cup (5.33 tbs)
Directions

Microwave Spinach on high for 2 minutes.
Rotate the dish a half turn.
Microwave on high for 2 to 4 minutes, or until defrosted.
Transfer the spinach to a sieve and drain well, pressing with the back of a spoon to remove all excess moisture.
Place the spinach in a large bowl.
Add the beef, breadcrumbs, onions, egg, peppers, soy sauce, basil, and 1 tablespoon of the parsley.
Mix well.
Place in a 7" round casserole or souffle dish.
Top with the tomato sauce.
Microwave on high for 6 to 7 minutes.
Rotate the dish partway.
Repeat twice more for a total cooking time of 18 to 20 minutes, or until the meat loaf reaches 160° in the center.
Carefully drain off any accumulated fat.
Let stand for 5 minutes.
While the meat loaf is cooking, place the potatoes and celery (do not slice) in a 2-quart saucepan with cold water to cover.
Bring to a boil and cook until tender, about 12 to 14 minutes.
Drain.
Discard the celery.
Add the milk and mash well.
Stir in the remaining 1 tablespoon of parsley.
Cover the pan and place over very low heat for up to 5 minutes before serving.

Recipe Summary

Difficulty Level: 
Easy
Cuisine: 
American
Course: 
Main Dish
Method: 
Boiled
Ingredient: 
Meat
Interest: 
Party

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