The diner special meatloaf

Yield: 1 servings

Measure Ingredient
1⅓ cup Idaho Instant mashed potato flakes, divided
1 pounds Ground beef
1 \N Egg, beaten
¾ cup Milk, divided
¼ cup Catsup tablespoon
1 tablespoon Worcestershire sauce
1 tablespoon Instant minced onion flakes
1 teaspoon Salt, divided
¼ teaspoon Pepper
1¼ cup Hot water
2 tablespoons Butter or margarine
1 tablespoon Dried chives
2 slices American cheese, diagonally cut in half

In large bowl combine l/3 cup potato flakes with ground beef, egg, l/4 Cup milk, catsup, Worcestershire sauce, onion, ½ teaspoon salt and pepper. In shallow microwave-safe dish shape mixture into a loaf, about 8 inches long. Cover loosely with waxed paper; cook on Medium-High 9 to 12 minutes, turning dish once. Remove loaf to microwave-safe serving plate. Meanwhile in microwave-safe medium bowl combine water, remaining milk, butter, chives and remaining salt; stir in remaining potato flakes. Cook on High 3 to 4 minutes or until bubbling. Stir; let stand 1 minute; stir again Spread potatoes over loaf to cover. Top with cheese. Cook on High 1 to 2 minutes or until cheese is melted.

Makes 4 servings.

From the files of Al Rice, North Pole Alaska. Feb 1994

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