Meatloaves italianos

Yield: 4 Servings

Measure Ingredient
¾ cup Quaker Oats, uncooked (quick or old-fashioned)
8 ounces Tomato sauce
2½ ounce Canned sliced ripe olives drained
1 Egg (optional)
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

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