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Curried Beef Short Ribs

Note: I found this was more realistically four servings.

Finishing this dish with lime zest and juice brightens its rich flavors.

Yield 6 servings (serving size: about 3 ounces ribs, 2/3 cup rice, and about 2 1/2 tablespoons sauce)

2 teaspoons canola oil
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Double-Cheese Meat Loaf

Double-Cheese Meat Loaf

Cooking spray
1 cup chopped onion
6 tablespoons ketchup, divided
2 tablespoons Dijon mustard, divided
1 cup (4 ounces) shredded part-skim mozzarella cheese
1/2 cup Italian-seasoned breadcrumbs
1/4 cup chopped fresh parsley
2 tablespoons grated Parmesan cheese
1 teaspoon dried oregano
1/4 teaspoon black pepper
1 large egg, lightly beaten
1/2 pound lean ground beef
1/2 pound lean ground pork
1/2 pound lean ground veal

Note: Substitute lean ground beef for the ground veal and pork, if desired.

Preheat oven to 375°.
Place a medium nonstick skillet coated with cooking spray over medium-high heat. Add the chopped onion, and sauté for 3 minutes. Combine the onion, 1/4 cup ketchup, 1 tablespoon mustard, mozzarella, and next 6 ingredients (mozzarella through egg) in a large bowl. Crumble ground meats over cheese mixture; stir just until blended.
Pack mixture into an 8 x 4-inch loaf pan coated with cooking spray. Combine 2 tablespoons ketchup and 1 tablespoon mustard; spread over top of loaf. Bake at 375° for 1 hour or until meat thermometer registers 160°. Let meat loaf stand in pan 10 minutes.
Remove meat loaf from pan, and cut into 12 slices.
Yield: 6 servings (serving size: 2 slices)

CALORIES 329(38% from fat); FAT 13.9g (sat 5.6g,mono 5.3g,poly 1.2g); PROTEIN 33.8g; CHOLESTEROL 133mg; CALCIUM 196mg; SODIUM 801mg; FIBER 1g; IRON 2.4mg; CARBOHYDRATE 15.1g
Cooking Light, SEPTEMBER 1998

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