Surprise Meat Loaf Squares
Recipe type: Beef
Serves: 6
  • 1 1/2 pounds lean ground beef
  • 1/2 Cup onion; chopped, 1 medium
  • 1/2 Cup milk
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons salt
  • 16 ounces tomatoes; stewed, 1 can
  • 3/4 teaspoons salt
  • 2 Cups eggplant; pared, finely chopped
  • 1 egg; large
  • 1/4 Cup oats; quick cooking
  • 1/2 teaspoon basil leaves
  • 1 clove garlic; minced
  • 1 Tablespoon cornstarch
  1. Heat the oven to 350 degrees F.
  2. Mix the meat, eggplant, onion, egg, milk, oats, 1 1/2 teaspoon 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.
  3. Mix the tomatoes, garlic, cornstarch and 3/4 teaspoon salt in a small saucepan.
  4. 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.
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