Surprise Meat Loaf Squares Recipe

Step 1

Heat the oven to 350 degrees F. Mix the meat, eggplant, onion, egg, milk, oats, 1 1/2 ts salt and the basil together. Spread the mixture into an ungreased baking pan 8 X 8 X 2 or 9 X 9 X 2-inches. Bake uncovered for 45 to 50 minutes. Drain off the excess fat. Mix the tomatoes, garlic, cornstarch and 3/4 ts salt in a small saucepan. Cook, stirring constantly, until the mixture thickens and boils. Boil and stir for 1 minute. Cut the meat loaf into squares and top with the tomato sauce when you serve it.

NOTE: Any type of summer squash can be substituted for the eggplant in this recipe.

Things You'll Need

  • 1 1/2lb Lean Ground Beef
  • 1/2c Onion; Chopped, 1 Md
  • 1/2c Milk
  • 1 1/2ts Salt
  • 16oz Tomatoes; Stewed, 1 Cn
  • 3/4ts Salt
  • 2c Eggplant; Pared, Finely Chopped
  • 1ea Egg; Lg
  • 1/4c Oats; Quick Cooking
  • 1/2ts Basil Leaves
  • 1ea Clove Garlic; Minced
  • 1tb Cornstarch

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