1 1/2 pounds of extra lean ground beef
1 package of Uncle Ben's Spanish or Mexican Rice - or your favorite brand
1 large egg, slightly beaten
1 cup of crackers crumbled into tiny bits; we used the buttery Ritz crackers for our recipe
Salsa of your choice.
Combine the extra lean ground beef and the Spanish rice.
There is no need to heat the microwavable package as it will heat amid the cooking process.
Add the slightly beaten egg along with the crushed crackers.
Next, shape into a loaf and place into a loaf pan that is preferably non-stick.
We advise that you treat the pan with cooking spray to assist in preventing sticking, even if the pan is non-stick.
Bake the meat mixture for about one hour at 350 degrees in a preheated oven - or until the meat is fully done.
About ten minutes before it has completed cooking, add your favorite brand of salsa to the top of the meat and return to finish cooking in the oven.
Start with two pounds of the leanest ground beef available. The leaner ground beef contains less calories and won't cook down to nothingness like the fattier ground beef.
Next, add one egg. Add salt and cracked pepper. Add 2 dozen saltine crackers that have been broken into small bits.
Mix thoroughly and transform to a meatloaf pan. Or you can mold the meatloaf with damp hands and place on a baking sheet lined with foil. Be sure to spray your baking pan with cooking spray for easier clean-up.
Rub your favorite catsup on the meatloaf and be generous. Press rings of onions of any variety and rings of bell pepper of any variety into the meatloaf.
Bake in a preheated oven at 375 degrees for about 40 minutes - until meatloaf is done.
Delicious either cold or warm from the oven.
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