[CnD] Mousey Meatloaves Recipe

Marilyn Pennington m51pennington at gmail.com
Thu Oct 18 15:06:11 EDT 2018

Mousey Meatloaves Recipe


Prep 25 min 

Total1 hr 20 min 

Servings, six.

Don't be afraid to let these rambunctious little rats into your kitchen!
Individual meatloaf portions fashion these yummy little critters that are
sure to spark conversation.


1lb lean (at least 80%) ground beef  

1/2lb bulk Italian pork sausage  

1/2cup Progresso™ Italian style bread crumbs  

1/2cup chopped onion  

1/2cup milk  

1/2teaspoon salt  

1package (3 oz) cream cheese, softened  

1 egg, beaten  

2cups chunky tomato pasta sauce  

Green olive slices, sweet peas (heated), sliced ripe olives, shoestring
potato pieces, sliced almonds and curly fries

1.	Heat oven to 350°F. 
2.	  In a large bowl, mix beef, sausage, bread crumbs, onion, milk,
salt, cream cheese and egg. Divide into 6 equal portions; shape into 4-inch
oval loaves. Pinch 1 end of each oval to a point for rat’s face. Place in
ungreased 13x9-inch glass baking dish. Gently pour pasta sauce over and
around loaves. 

3. Garnish with green olives and peas for eyes, sliced ripe olive for a
nose, shoestring potato pieces for whiskers, sliced almonds for teeth and
curly fries for tails. 

Expert Tips

If you don't have Italian sausage, use ground beef, and add Italian
seasoning to the meat mixture. 

In place of the shoestring potatoes, use pieces of broken spaghetti noodles
for the whiskers. Make sure they are covered by the sauce so they don't dry
out during baking.



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