Spinach Stuffed Meatloaf
As a child I couldn’t stand meatloaf. As an adult, shuffling around in the kitchen, I thought what would it taste like if a vegetable was in it? I love vegetables! So, I stuffed a meatloaf with spinach, glazed it, and voila! It came out great! Now I eat meatloaf all the time, stuffed!
Preparation time: 20 minutes
Bake time: 50 minutes – 1 hour
2 lbs hamburger 1 egg ¾ cup bread crumbs
½ tsp. Salt ¼ tsp. Pepper 3 Tbsp. ketchup
1 bunch fresh spinach leaves or 1 can spinach (squeeze out excess fluid)
Glaze ingredients: ½ cup brown sugar ½ cup ketchup
In a bowl combine hamburger, egg, bread crumbs, salt, pepper and ketchup with a large tine fork or by hand (cleaned hands!).
Lay out a strip of saran wrap on a cutting board or flat surface. Place meat mixture on the saran wrap and shape into a rectangle, pressing it flat and out until ½ inch thick and about 8 inches by 5 inches.
Either use fresh spinach leaves (rinsed and patted dry) or a can of spinach (drained of as much moisture as possible) and lay the spinach across the top of the rectangle of meat.
Starting at one end pick up the saran wrap end and lift it, rolling the meat into a jelly roll fashion with the spinach inside. Use the saran wrap to lift and transfer the loaf to the casserole dish.
Bake at 350 degrees for 45 minutes.
Mix together brown sugar and ketchup. Pour over meatloaf and bake another 10 – 15 minutes.