Monday, July 26, 2010

Mini Greek Meat Loaves with Tzatziki Sauce

This was delicious!!!!!  My two year old ate it up too which made me very happy because there was spinach in the meat.  I had leftovers for lunch today...yum.  Enjoy!!!


Meat Loaves
1 lb ground beef
1/2 box (9 oz size) frozen spinach, cooked, well drained
1 small onion, finely chopped
1/4 cup old-fashioned or quick-cooking oats
2 oz crumbled feta cheese
1 egg plus 1 egg white
1/2 teaspoon dried oregano
1/2 teaspoon garlic powder
1/2 teaspoon salt
1/4 teaspoon pepper

Tzatziki Sauce
1 cup greek yogurt
1/2 medium cucumber, peeled, seeded and finely chopped
1 tablespoon olive oil
1/4 teaspoon salt
1 clove garlic, finely chopped

1. Heat oven to 350 degree F. Spray 8 regular size muffin pans with cooking spray.

2. In medium bowl, mix meat loaves ingredients. Scoop generous 1/3 cup meat mixture into each muffin cup, pressing down slightly.

3. Bake 35-45 minutes or until meat thermometer inserted in center of one loaf reads 160 degree F. Let stand in pan 5 minutes.

4. Meanwhile, in small bowl, mix tzatziki sauce ingredients; refrigerate until serving time. Serve meat loaves with tzatziki sauce.

Note: It may take longer than 45 minutes to cook.  I put my broiler on after 35 minutes because I was

(adapted from Betty Crocker)

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