The Surprise Is Inside Meatloaf

The Surprise Is Inside Meatloaf

1 package of fresh spinach or two frozen boxes of chopped spinach

1 lb. ground beef

1/2 lb. ground veal

1/2 lb. ground pork

1/4 C. chopped onion

1/4 C. chopped red pepper

2 cloves chopped garlic

2 pinches salt and pepper

1 beaten egg

3/4 C. milk or cream

1/2 C. shredded Swiss cheese

2 slices bacon
1/4 C. ketchup (optional)

1 T. brown sugar (optional)

Cook spinach and drain well in sieve. Squeeze out excessive liquid. Mix together remainder of ingredients, except bacon, ketchup, brown sugar, in order listed. Divide meat mixture in half and press into a greased 9- by 5-inch loaf pan. Spread cooked spinach evenly over meat and sprinkle cheese on top. Put the other half of meat mixture on top.

Mix ketchup and brown sugar together and spread on top of meatloaf mixture. Lay bacon slices over the top and bake at 350 degrees for 1 hour.


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