1½ pounds lean ground beef
½ (13.5 ounce) can spinach, squeezed dry and
2 carrots, grated
1 tablespoon Worcestershire sauce (optional)
1 egg, beaten (or ¼ cup egg mix + ¼ cup water,
½ cup vegetable or tomato juice
¼ cup grated Parmesan cheese (optional)
¼ cup fine dry bread crumbs or crushed crackers
¼ cup onion, finely chopped
black pepper, to taste
¼ cup vegetable or tomato juice
¼ cup ketchup
1. Preheat oven to 350°F.
2. Combine all ingredients and mix well.
3. Form into a loaf, and place in a 1-quart loaf pan.
4. Cover with foil and bake 50-55 minutes, or until meat thermometer inserted in center of meatloaf reads 160°F.
5. Drain juice from pan and top with sauce. Bake uncovered 5 to 10 minutes.