Mousey Meat Loaves

Don't be afraid to let these rambunctious little rats into your kitchen! Individual meat loaf portions fashion these yummy little critters that are sure to spark conversation.

  • prep time 25 min
  • total time 1 hr 20 min
  • ingredients 10
  • servings 6

Ingredients

1
lb lean (at least 80%) ground beef
1/2
lb bulk Italian pork sausage
1/2
cup Progresso™ Italian style bread crumbs
1/2
cup chopped onion
1/2
cup milk
1/2
teaspoon salt
1
package (3 oz) cream cheese, softened
1
egg, beaten
2
cups chunky tomato pasta sauce
Green olive slices, Green Giant™ sweet peas (heated), sliced ripe olives, shoestring potato pieces, sliced almonds and curly fries
  • 1 Heat oven to 350°F. In large bowl, mix beef, sausage, bread crumbs, onion, milk, salt, cream cheese and egg. Divide into 6 equal portions; shape into 4-inch oval loaves. Pinch 1 end of each oval to a point for rat’s face. Place in ungreased 13x9-inch glass baking dish. Gently pour pasta sauce over and around loaves.
  • 2 Bake about 40 minutes or until meat thermometer inserted in center of loaf reads 160°F.
  • 3 Garnish with green olives and peas for eyes, sliced ripe olive for a nose, shoestring potato pieces for whiskers, sliced almonds for teeth and curly fries for tails.
  • Nutrition Information

    NUTRITION INFORMATION PER SERVING

    Serving Size: 1 Serving
    Calories
    420
    (
    Calories from Fat
    220),
    % Daily Value
    Total Fat
    25g
    25%
    (Saturated Fat
    10g,
    10%
    Trans Fat
    1g
    1%
    ),
    Cholesterol
    120mg
    120%;
    Sodium
    1040mg
    1040%;
    Total Carbohydrate
    27g
    27%
    (Dietary Fiber
    2g
    2%
      Sugars
    11g
    11%
    ),
    Protein
    23g
    23%
    ;
    % Daily Value*:
    Vitamin A
    15%;
    Vitamin C
    8%;
    Calcium
    10%;
    Iron
    20%;
    Exchanges:
    1/2 Starch; 0 Fruit; 1 1/2 Other Carbohydrate; 0 Skim Milk; 0 Low-Fat Milk; 0 Milk; 0 Vegetable; 0 Very Lean Meat; 0 Lean Meat; 3 High-Fat Meat; 0 Fat;
    Carbohydrate Choices:
    2
    *Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.
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