meat-loaf-casserole-1A delightful change-of-pace from traditional meat loaf that is sure to please your hungry family.

1 pound extra-lean ground beef
3 tablespoons bread crumbs
3 tablespoons steak sauce
1 tablespoon instant minced onion
1/2 teaspoon salt
1/4 teaspoon coarse ground black pepper
1 large egg
1-3/4 cups water
1/2 cup milk
2 tablespoons butter or margarine
1/4 teaspoon salt
2 cups instant mashed potato flakes, dry
1 large egg
1-1/2 cups frozen chopped broccoli, thawed
2/3 cup shredded sharp Cheddar cheese

1. Spray an 8×8-inch square baking dish with cooking spray. In a medium bowl, combine the ground beef, bread crumbs, steak sauce, minced onion, salt, pepper and egg; mix well. Press in bottom and up the sides of baking dish to within 1/2 inch of top.

2. In a 2 quart saucepan over medium-high heat, combine water, milk, butter or margarine and 1/4 teaspoon salt; heat to boiling. Remove from heat and stir in potato  flakes. Let stand 30 seconds. Stir in the egg; then the broccoli and cheese. Spoon over the meat shell in baking dish.

3. Bake at 350 degrees F for 25 to 30 minutes or until meat loaf is thoroughly cooked. Let stand 5 minutes; drain liquid around edges. Makes 6 servings.

Emily

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