Life Preserver Meat Loaves

An old standby gets a new look when formed into rings to resemble life preservers.

Taste of Home Test Kitchen from Taste of Home Kid-Friendly Cooking & Crafts

Place a little ketchup and mustard in separate resealable plastic bags to easily pipe fast, flavorful markings on the moist mini meat loaves.

Ingredients

  • 1 egg
  • 1 can (51/2 ounces) spicy-hot or picante V8
  • 1/4 cup milk
  • 1 cup seasoned bread crumbs
  • 11/2 teaspoons seasoned salt
  • 1 teaspoon chili powder
  • 11/2 pounds lean ground beef
  • Ketchup and mustard

    How to make it 


  • 1

    In a large bowl, combine the first six ingredients. Crumble beef over mixture and mix well. Shape into six balls; flatten slightly. Make a hole in the center of each ball with the end of a wooden spoon handle.

  • 2

    Place in a greased 15-in. x 10-in. x 1-in. baking pan. Bake, uncovered, at 350° for 25-30 minutes or until meat is no longer pink and a meat thermometer reads 160°. Decorate with ketchup and mustard. Yield: 6 servings.

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