Ingredients for 6 servings
¼ cup chopped onion
¾ cup oats, uncooked
1 cup tomato juice
1 egg, lightly beaten
1-½ pounds lean ground beef
4 to 6 teaspoons Mexican seasoning blend
3 slices American cheese, halved diagonally
6 thin pretzel sticks
salsa or catsup, as desired
Heat oven to 350°F.
In large bowl, combine meatloaf ingredients; mix lightly but thoroughly.
Divide mixture into 6 equal parts.
On rack of broiler pan, shape each into 4 x 2-¾-inch oval loaf.
Press the back of a measuring tablespoon into the top of each loaf to form a pocket. (After baking, pocket will hold the salsa.)
Bake 25 to 28 minutes or until meatloaves are to medium doneness and centers are no longer pink (160°F).
Remove meatloaves from oven.
Drain off any juices.
Form “sails” by carefully inserting pretzel sticks into cheese.
Attach “sails” to meatloaves and fill with salsa.