My mother, who claims she can detect venison in any recipe, didn't have a clue it was in this tender meat loaf until we told her after dinner. She raved about this flavorful main dish the entire time she was eating it! -Liz Gilchrist, Bolton, Ontario
'Instant stuffing mix makes this nicely seasoned meat loaf simple enough for beginners to make,' says Betty Braswell of Elgin, Pennsylvania. 'I often combine the mixture in a resealable plastic bag instead of a bowl,' she suggests. 'Then I toss the bag for easy cleanup.'
'When my husband and I were first married, he refused to eat meat loaf because he said it was bland and dry,' recalls Suzanne Codner of Starbuck, Minnesota. 'Then I prepared this version, and it became his favorite meal.'
In addition to providing the lift in cakes, egg whites act as a binder for dishes such as crab cakes, salmon patties, and meat loaf. Serve this flavorful meat loaf recipe with your favorite mashed-potato recipe.
You can't top a hearty helping of meat loaf with creamy mashed potatoes on the side,' writes Karen Laubman from Spruce Grove, Alberta. 'This tender, moist meat loaf with a hint of cheese is a big hit at our house. The addition of oats boosts its nutritional value.'
This Greek/Lebanese style meat loaf is sliced and served with pita bread, tzatziki, and tomatoes for a delicious gyro that is the closest I've come to emulating my favorite Mediterranean restaurant. The preparation time seems long, but most of it is resting time, so you can be doing other stuff!