A tangy twist on meat and potatoes

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Meatloaf meal turned on its side with unique shape, little bit of Miracle Whip

March 03, 2010|By Julie Rothman | Special to The Baltimore Sun

Edna Jonkoniec from Clinton, Maine, was looking for a recipe for making meatloaf that was rolled jelly-roll style. She said the roll also contained potatoes, cheese and other ingredients. She lost the recipe in a move some years ago and wanted to be able to make it again for her family. Carol Owen from Havre de Grace sent in a recipe she had that sounded very much like what Jonkoniec was in search of. It is fairly easy to make as long as you allow time for the loaf to chill before attempting to slice it. When I tested it, I used store-bought mashed potatoes, which was a big time-saver. I'm not a big fan of the taste of Miracle Whip salad dressing, so I decided to skip the accompanying sauce and served the rolls plain with the sauce on the side as an option for those who wanted it.

•Ramona Cooper from Baltimore is seeking the recipe for an old Baltimore favorite, Dad's old-fashioned oatmeal cookies.

•Theresa Maselli from Trenton, N.J. is looking for a recipe for " Martha Washington Cake," a dense, mild-tasting spice cake with raisins and a thick white frosting.

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Miracle Meat Rolls
Makes: 6 servings

1 1/2 pounds ground beef

1/4 cup dry bread crumbs

1 egg

1/2 teaspoon salt

2 cups mashed potatoes

2 hard-cooked eggs, chopped

1/3 cup Miracle Whip salad dressing

1/3 cup grated Parmesan cheese

1/4 cup finely chopped celery

2 tablespoons green onions

Salt and pepper

For sauce:

1 cup Miracle Whip salad dressing

1/3 cup milk

2 tablespoons green onion slices

Combine meat, bread crumbs, egg and salt. Pat meat mixture into 14" x 8" rectangle on foil or waxed paper. Combine mashed potatoes, hard-cooked eggs, salad dressing, cheese, celery and onion; mix lightly. Season to taste with salt and pepper. Spread potato mixture evenly over meat. Roll up jelly roll fashion, beginning at the narrow end. Chill several hours or overnight. Slice meat roll into six slices. Bake on rack of broiler pan at 350 degrees, 25 to 30 minutes.

To make sauce: Combine salad dressing, milk and green onion slices in saucepan; mix well. Heat over low heat. Serve over meat rolls.

Nutrition information
Per serving: 474 calories, 28 grams fat, 7 grams saturated fat, 24 grams carbohydrates, 29 grams protein, 1 gram fiber, 199 milligrams cholesterol, 1,041 milligrams sodium

Note: Nutritional analyses in today's Taste section were conducted by registered dietitian Jodie Shields unless otherwise stated.

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