Undercover Meatloaf Recipe


Preparation Time5 MinCooking Time1 Hr 15 Min
Ready In1 Hr 20 MinDifficulty LevelEasy
Health IndexAverageServings6
MethodMain Ingredient
Interest Group,


 Canned tomato paste6 Ounce (Hunt's, 1 can)
 Water1 1⁄2 Cup (24 tbs)
 Lean ground beef1 1⁄2 Pound
 Fine cracker crumbs1 Cup (16 tbs)
 Onion1⁄2 Cup (8 tbs), finely chopped
 Green pepper1⁄2 Cup (8 tbs), finely chopped
 Salt1⁄2 Teaspoon
 Pepper1⁄4 Teaspoon
 Prepared mashed potatoes3 Cup (48 tbs) (Hot)
 Cheddar cheese1⁄4 Cup (4 tbs), shredded

Nutrition Facts

Serving size

Calories 673 Calories from Fat 116

% Daily Value*

Total Fat 13 g20.1%

Saturated Fat 5.4 g26.9%

Trans Fat 0 g

Cholesterol 141.8 mg

Sodium 472.4 mg19.7%

Total Carbohydrates 105 g34.9%

Dietary Fiber 11.6 g46.5%

Sugars 4.8 g

Protein 38 g77%

Vitamin A 12.3% Vitamin C 101.2%

Calcium 7.8% Iron 19.7%

*Based on a 2000 Calorie diet


1. In a small saucepan empty the can of tomato paste and stir in the water. keep aside.
2. Use a 2-piece meat loaf pan or line a loaf pan (9-X5-X3-inch) with foil.
3. Preheat the oven to 350° F (170 degree C)

4. In a large bowl, combine beef with ½ cup of the tomato paste sauce.
5. Add the remaining ingredients except the potatoes and cheese.
6. Tip the bowl and mix thoroughly but lightly using a fork. Break up the meat lumps.
7. Shape into a loaf and place into prepared loaf pan.
8. Bake in hot oven for 50 to 60 minutes until cooked.
9. Drain the juices into the saucepan with the tomato sauce.
10. Remove meatloaf from tin onto a shallow baking pan again draining the juices if any, into the saucepan.
11. Cover the loaf with mashed potatoes and frost with cheese.
12. Return the meatloaf to the oven for another 15 to 20 minutes until lightly browned.
13. In the meantime, heat the sauce over gentle flame, seasoning it to taste.

14. Slice and serve the Undercover Meatloaf with the sauce poured on top.