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Meat Loaf Focaccia Sandwich
1 oz. sun-dried tomatoes (not in oil)
1/2 C. fat-free or reduced-fat mayonnaise
1 clove garlic, minced
Dash hot pepper sauce
1-1/2 lb. lean ground beef or ground turkey
3/4 C. quick or old fashioned oats, uncooked
1/2 C. thinly sliced green onions
1 t. dried thyme leaves
1 t. salt
1/2 t. black pepper
1/2 C. fat-free milk
1 egg, lightly beaten
1 loaf focaccia bread, about 8x10 inches in diameter (about 1-1/2 lb.)
8 slices reduced-fat Swiss or mozzarella cheese
Assorted lettuce leaves
Heat oven to 350 degrees. For spread, soften tomatoes according to package
directions; coarsely chop. In small bowel, combine softened tomatoes,
mayonnaise, garlic and hot pepper sauce; mix well. Cover and chill.
For meat loaf, combine all ingredients in large bowl; mix lightly but
thoroughly. Press meat mixture evenly into 9x5-inch metal loaf pan. Bake 1 hour
to 1 hour 15 minutes or until meat loaf is medium done and center is no longer
pink (160 degrees for beef, 170 degrees for turkey). Drain off any juices. Let
meat loaf stand 5 minutes before cutting.
To serve, cut focaccia into 8 rectangles; cut each rectangle in half
horizontally. Spread 1 tablespoon mayonnaise mixture on inside surfaces of each
focaccia piece. Cut meat loaf into 8 slices; place on half the focaccia
rectangles. Top with cheese and lettuce; cover with remaining pieces of focaccia.
Serve warm. Makes 8 servings.
Cook's Tip: Tomato-oregano, parmesan-basil or any favorite focaccia bread can be
used to prepare this sandwich.