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Uncle Bill's Meat Loaf With Chickpeas

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“The chickpeas add another great texture to the meat loaf. I find that using both types of ground beef adds moisture to the meat loaf.”
READY IN:
1hr 35mins
SERVES:
6
UNITS:
Metric

Ingredients Nutrition

Directions

  1. Preheat oven to 350°F.
  2. In a food processor, puree' onion and garlic.
  3. In a large bowl, combine onion/garlic puree', both ground beef, chickpeas, breadcrumbs, beaten egg, chili sauce, Dijon mustard, Worcestershire sauce, hot pepper sauce, cumin, salt, pepper and parsley; mix well to blend.
  4. Transfer mixture to a lightly oiled 9" x 5" loaf pan, press mixture firmly down and smooth the top.
  5. Cover with aluminum foil and bake in preheated 350 F oven for 45 minutes or until tested with a thermometer inserted into the center of the loaf; shoud read at least 160 - 165°F.
  6. In the meantime, prepare the topping in a small bowl, combine chili sauce and Dijon mustard.
  7. Remove loaf from oven and drain any fat that may have accumulated.
  8. Spread the chili sauce/Dijon mixture over the loaf.
  9. Immediately return meat loaf to oven and bake uncovered for another 30 minutes at 350°F.
  10. Remove from oven and let rest for about 15 minutes before slicing.
  11. This meat loaf is excellent eaten cold in a sandwich.

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