Tomato-Basil Meat Loaves

Tomato-Basil Meat Loaves

Make four mini loaves and freeze ’em, and you can have a hearty main dish at a moment’s notice.

Prep Time

20

Minutes

Total Time

1:10

Hr:Mins

Makes

8

servings

3
eggs
2
lb lean (at least 80%) ground beef
1/2
cup Progresso® Italian style bread crumbs
1
cup chopped Italian plum tomatoes (3 medium)
1/2
cup finely chopped onion (1 medium)
1/2
cup ketchup
2
teaspoons dried basil leaves
1/2
teaspoon salt
  1. Heat oven to 350°F. In large bowl, beat eggs. Stir in all remaining ingredients until well blended. On large sheet of waxed paper, shape mixture into 4 (6 1/2x3-inch) loaves. Wrap 3 meat loaves tightly in heavy-duty foil; freeze up to 2 months.
  2. Place 1 loaf in ungreased shallow baking pan; bake 40 to 50 minutes or until thoroughly cooked in center and meat thermometer reads 160°F. Let meat loaf stand 5 minutes before serving.
  3. To thaw frozen meat loaf, place in refrigerator for 24 hours, or unwrap and place on microwavable plate; microwave on Defrost about 10 minutes or until thawed. Bake meat loaf as directed above.
Makes 8 servings (1/2 meat loaf each)
Make the Most of This Recipe With Tips From The Betty Crocker® Kitchens
Tip
Italian plum tomatoes have less juice and are firmer than regular tomatoes, making them perfect for meat loaf.

Nutrition Information:

1 Serving (1/8 of Recipe)
  • Calories 280
    • (Calories from Fat 140),
  • Total Fat 15g
    • (Saturated Fat 6g,
    • Trans Fat 1g),
  • Cholesterol 150mg;
  • Sodium 460mg;
  • Total Carbohydrate 11g
    • (Dietary Fiber 0g,
    • Sugars 5g),
  • Protein 24g;
Percent Daily Value*:
    Exchanges:
    • 1 Starch;
    • 0 Fruit;
    • 0 Other Carbohydrate;
    • 0 Skim Milk;
    • 0 Low-Fat Milk;
    • 0 Milk;
    • 0 Vegetable;
    • 0 Very Lean Meat;
    • 0 Lean Meat;
    • 0 High-Fat Meat;
    • 1/2 Fat;
    Carbohydrate Choices:
    • 1;
    *Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.