Athenian Beef Meatloaf with Cucumber-Yogurt Sauce
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1 HRS 40 MINS
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Step 1Preheat oven to 350°F. Combine Ground Beef, bread crumbs, onion, milk, egg, 1 tablespoon Greek seasoning and salt in large bowl, mixing lightly but thoroughly.
Cooking Tip: To make soft bread crumbs, place torn bread in food processor or blender container. Cover; pulse on and off, to form fine crumbs. One and one-half slices make about 1 cup crumbs.
Step 2Shape beef mixture into 10 x 4-inch loaf on rack in broiler pan. Bake in 350ºF oven 1-1/4 to 1-1/2 hours, until instant-read thermometer inserted into center registers 160°F.
Cooking Tip: Cooking times are for fresh or thoroughly thawed Ground Beef. Ground beef should be cooked to an internal temperature of 160°F. Color is not a reliable indicator of ground beef doneness.
Step 3Meanwhile, combine yogurt, cucumber and remaining 1-1/2 teaspoons Greek seasoning in medium bowl. Season with salt, as desired. Set aside.
Step 4Let stand 10 mninutes; cut into slices. Serve with cucumber-yogurt sauce.
Step 5This recipe can be made in a 6-quart electric pressure cooker. Combine ground beef, bread crumbs, onion, milk, egg, 1 tablespoon dried Greek seasoning and salt in a large bowl, mixing lightly but thoroughly. Pour 3/4 cup water into pressure cooker; set pressure cooker rack in water. To make a foil sling, cut a 28-inch piece of heavy-duty aluminum foil (or layer two pieces of regular foil) and punch 6 to 8 holes in it using a kitchen fork or small knife. Form beef mixture into an 8 x 4-inch loaf on the foil sling over the holes. Lower the meatloaf with the sling onto the pressure cooker rack. Close and lock pressure cooker lid. Use beef, stew or high pressure setting on pressure cooker; program 25 minutes on pressure cooker timer. Let the meatloaf stand in pressure cooker for 10 minutes. Continue as directed in Step 3 to prepare Cucumber-Yogurt Sauce. Use quick-release feature to release pressure; carefully remove lid. Using foil sling, transfer meatloaf to cutting board; remove foil and cut meatloaf into 8 slices. Serve with Cucumber-Yogurt Sauce. (This recipe variation was tested in an electric pressure cooker at high altitude. Cooking at an altitude of less than 3000 feet may require slightly less cooking time. Refer to the manufacturer's instructions.)
Nutrition information per serving, using 96% lean Ground Beef: 198 Calories; 54 Calories from fat; 6g Total Fat (2.7 g Saturated Fat; 0.2 g Trans Fat; 0.5 g Polyunsaturated Fat; 2.2 g Monounsaturated Fat;) 102 mg Cholesterol; 247 mg Sodium; 6.3 g Total Carbohydrate; 0.4 g Dietary Fiber; 28 g Protein; 3 mg Iron; 381 mg Potassium; 5.1 mg NE Niacin; 0.4 mg Vitamin B6; 2.4 mcg Vitamin B12; 6.3 mg Zinc; 26.3 mcg Selenium; 104.7 mg Choline.
This recipe is an excellent source of Protein, Niacin, Vitamin B6, Vitamin B12, Zinc, and Selenium; and a good source of Iron, and Choline.