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“This simple recipe was devised from a rare flash of inspiration and ingredients I had on hand. I started out making a regular pasta dinner & got sidetracked after I had made the bread and thawed the meats. I used premade basil pesto & jarred onion-garlic marinara sauce to speed this dinner along. This could be easily changed to reflect what you have to use up. *Definitely a recipe for skinny, heart healthy folks! The rest of us can only lick our chops.”
1hr 5mins

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  1. Preheat oven to 350°F.
  2. Mix meatloaf ingredients together (use your hands, it's easier).
  3. Dump meat mixture into a baking dish and pat into shape and size to fit your bread.
  4. Bake for 20 minutes, remove from oven & cover with 1/2 cup pasta sauce. Return to oven & bake 20 minutes more.
  5. Cut bread into thick slices -3/4-inch or so. Slather with pesto.
  6. Slice hot meatloaf into 1/2-inch slices. (tricky but you can do it!) Place a slice on top of pesto.
  7. Mix 1/2 cup pasta sauce with cheese & spread on top of meatloaf.
  8. Put sandwiches under the broiler till bubbly & hot & bread is crispy on the edges.
  9. Serve with the rest of the sauce, heated in the microwave for 30 seconds.
  10. You will need a knife & fork!
  11. * If you really want to go for the gusto, top sandwich with a slice of mozzarella or your favorite cheese before broiling.
  12. Cooks note: As written, the number of servings is just a guess. Depends on the hollowness of the diners' legs. ;-).

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