Beef and Veal: Beef and Veal Dishes: Mini Spinach Meatloaf

Individual meatloaves with a spinach filling.

Author: CalorieKing
Date: June 27, 2013

Suggestions: Mini meatloaves can be prepared a day ahead and refrigerated until used.

Serves: 4 person(s)
Yield: 4 x 4 oz mini meatloaves

Preparation Time: 25 mins
Cooking Time: 30 mins

Ingredients:

    157.14 g frozen spinach
    0.45 kg lean ground beef (90% lean)
    1/4 cup oat bran
    3 shallots or green onions, finely chopped
    1 Tbsp tomato paste
    1 tsp black pepper
    1/2 tsp garlic powder
    2 Tbsp water
    2 Tbsp barbecue sauce

Directions:

    Preheat oven to 350F. Defrost spinach. Squeeze out excess liquid.

    In a bowl, combine beef, oat bran, onions, tomato paste, black pepper, and garlic. Mix well.

    Divide beef mixture into 4 portions. Using clean hands, shape into large patties. Make a hollow in the center of each patty and fill with one-quarter of the spinach. Shape into round patties to enclose filling. Place in baking dish.

    In a small bowl, mix water and barbecue sauce. Spread barbecue sauce over top of patties.

    Cook uncovered in preheated oven for 20 to 30 minutes or until meat is firm.

Microwave Directions:

    Defrost spinach. Squeeze out excess liquid.

    Brush 4 microwave molds (1 cup size) with half the barbecue sauce.

    In a bowl, combine beef, oat bran, onions, tomato paste, black pepper, and garlic. Mix well.

    Divide beef mixture into 4 portions. Using clean hands, shape into large patties. Make a hollow in the center of each patty and fill with one-quarter of the spinach. Shape into round patties to enclose filling. Place in microwave-safe dish or 4 small loaf pans.

    In a small bowl, mix water and barbecue sauce. Spread barbecue sauce over top of patties.

    Cook uncovered on HIGH for 12 minutes or until meat is firm. Remove from microwave.

    Cover with foil and let stand 5 minutes. Drain liquid from meatloaf or from loaf pans and turn out patties.

Variations:

    Can serve with a baked potato, steamed carrots and broccoli.

    Serving suggestions are not included in the nutritional analysis.

Nutritional Information
(Per Serving)

Calories:122 cals
Kilojoules:512 kJ
Fat:4.6 g
Carbohydrates:12.2 g
Protein:10.8 g
Cholesterol:25.3 mg
Sodium:187 mg
Saturated Fat:1.7 g
Fiber:2.4 g
Calcium:68.0 mg
Total Sugars:3.2 g

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