Yield: 4 Servings
|¾ cup||Quaker Oats, uncooked (quick or old-fashioned)|
|8 ounces||Tomato sauce|
|2½ ounce||Canned sliced ripe olives drained|
|1 tablespoon||Instant minced onion|
|½ teaspoon||Italian seasoning|
|¼ teaspoon||Salt (optional)|
|1 pounds||Lean ground beef|
|⅛ teaspoon||Garlic powder|
|2 ounces||Part-skim mozzarella cheese shredded|
Heat oven to 375 F. Combine oats, ¼ cup tomato sauce, ¼ cup olives, egg, 1 teaspoon onion, Italian seasoning and salt. Add ground beef, mix lightly but thoroughly. Shape to form four 4x2-inch loaves; place in 8-inch square glass baking dish or 9-inch glass pie plate. Bake 25 to 30 minutes or until meat is done; drain.
Combine remaining tomato sauce, olives, onion and garlic powder; cook over low heat 3 to 5 minutes or until hot. Spoon sauce over meat loaves; sprinkle with cheese. Bake 2 minutes more or until cheese is melted.
MICROWAVE DIRECTIONS: Prepare meat mixture and shape into loaves as directed above. Place in 8-inch square glass baking dish or 9-inch glass pie plate. Cover with wax paper. Microwave on HIGH 5 to 7 minutes or until no longer pink, rotating dish once. Drain. In a 2-cup glass measuring cup combine remaining tomato sauce, olives, onion and garlic powder. Microwave at HIGH 1-½ to 2-½ minutes or until hot. Spoon over meat loaves; sprinkle with cheese. Microwave at HIGH 1 minute or until cheese is melted.
NUTRITIONAL ANALYSIS per serving: * calories 370
* carbohydrates 16 g
* protein 27 g
* fat 22 g
* calcium 145 mg
* sodium 570 mg
* cholesterol 80 mg
* dietary fiber 3 g
Source: "Hurry, Let's Eat!"
Reprinted with permission from The Quaker Oats Company Electronic format courtesy of Karen Mintzias File