*  Exported from  MasterCook  *
                             STUFFED MEAT LOAF
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 Serving Size  : 4    Preparation Time :0:00
 Categories    : Main dish                        Meats
                 Appetizers                       Microwave
   Amount  Measure       Ingredient -- Preparation Method
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    1       c            Soft bread crumbs
      1/3   c            Finely chopped onions
    1       t            Salt
      1/8   t            Pepper
      1/4   c            Milk
    1                    Egg, slightly beaten
      1/2   lb           Ground beef chuck
      1/2   lb           Lean ground pork
      1/2   c            Shredded Cheddar cheese
    4       oz           Mushroom stems and pieces,
    1 1/2   c            Seasoned mashed potatoes,
                         Leftover, made freshly or
                         From pk instant potatoes
                         Paprika (optional)
   1. In a large mixing bowl combine bread crumbs, onion, salt, pepper, milk
   and egg; mix thoroughly using a rubber spatula. 2. Crumble the gound meats
   into the bread crumb mixture and gently mix until thoroughly combined. 3.
   In a shallow, heat-resistant, non-metallic baking dish shape about
   one-third of meat mixture into a 4x6-inch rectangle. 4. Sprinkle meat with
   1/2 of shredded cheese. Arrange mushroom pieces over cheese, leaving about
   1/2-inch border around edges. Sprinkle with remaining cheese. 5. Carefully
   shape the remaining meat mixture over cheese and mushrooms, carefully
   sealing the edges. 6. Heat, uncovered, in Microwave Oven 9 minutes or until
   almost done. 7. With a spatula frost the meat loaf with mashed potatoes.
   completely covering the top and sides. If desired sprinkle with paprika. 8.
   Heat, uncovered, in Microwave Oven 3 minutes or until potatoes are hot and
   meat is completely cooked. 9. Allow to stand at room temperature 4 minutes
   before slicing. Variation: Peas, hard-cooked eggs, artichoke hearts,
   olives, pimientos or many other foods may be used in place of the
   mushrooms. Swiss, Muenster, Monterey Jack, Tilsit. mozzarella or any other
   cheese may be substituted for the Cheddar cheese.
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