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 min
  • total time 1 hr 10 min
  • ingredients 8
  • servings 8

Ingredients

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.
  • Nutrition Information

    NUTRITION INFORMATION PER SERVING

    Serving Size: 1/8 of Recipe
    Calories
    280
    (
    Calories from Fat
    140),
    % Daily Value
    Total Fat
    15g
    15%
    (Saturated Fat
    6g,
    6%
    Trans Fat
    1g
    1%
    ),
    Cholesterol
    150mg
    150%;
    Sodium
    460mg
    460%;
    Total Carbohydrate
    11g
    11%
    (Dietary Fiber
    0g
    0%
      Sugars
    5g
    5%
    ),
    Protein
    24g
    24%
    ;
    % Daily Value*:
    Vitamin A
    10%;
    Vitamin C
    6%;
    Calcium
    6%;
    Iron
    15%;
    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.
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