Less Meat Meatloaf

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Meat Loaf

Ingredients

2 eggs

½ c. bulgur (a whole wheat product available in the bulk section or natural foods aisle)

10 oz. squash puree (available in freezer  section [thaw before adding, drain excess moisture] or use leftover cooked and mashed winter squash)

1 envelope onion gravy mix

¼ tsp. garlic powder

¼ tsp. pepper

1# ground beef (ground chuck or ground round are leaner) 

  • Preheat oven to 350° F. Prepare a 13X9 pan by lightly oiling or spraying.
  • Beat eggs in a bowl, then add all remaining ingredients except ground beef. Mix well. Add ground beef and combine with other ingredients using your hands. Then divide into 4 sections and shape into loaf. Place each in the pan at least ½ inch apart.
  • Bake 40 minutes or until cooked through. To freeze loaves to use later, remove from oven after 25 minutes, cool a bit, then wrap and freeze. Frozen loaves should be thawed in the refrigerator the night before and baked 30 minutes or until heated through.
  • Makes 8 servings (this simple recipe can make 2 separate meals).

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Ingredients

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2 Tbsp. honey
2 Tbsp. soy sauce
1 Tbsp. lemon juice
4 salmon fillets
2 tsp. oil

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