"The Kids Will Eat It" Meatloaf

Featuring Tropics Maui Dressing
3rd Place Winner: Entree Category
By Ana Char, Honolulu, HI


It's more than a dressing...it's Tropics!

2 pounds lean hamburger (ground beef)
1 cup Progresso Italian style bread crumbs
1 can (4oz) sliced mushrooms
1 cup Tropics Maui Dressing
1 can (6oz)tomato paste
2 eggs, beaten well
1/2 cup finely chopped Maui onion
1 teaspoon salt
1/2 teaspoon pepper
1/4 cup crushed cocktail style peanuts (salted or unsalted)

Preheat oven to 350°F. In a large bowl, combine hamburger, bread crumbs, mushrooms, 1/2 cup or Tropics Maui Dressing, tomato paste, eggs,

Maui Onion, salt and pepper; blend well. Press into a shallow baking pan such as 13 x 9 x 2 inch pan or of equal size sufficient for themixture to be 1/2 inch below the top edge. Mix the remaining 1/2 cup of Tropics Maui Dressing with peanuts. Spread on top of hamburger mixture, cover loosely with foil, and bake for 45 minuted. Remove from oven and let stand for 5 minutes before cutting.

Makes 6 to 8 servings