Monster Meatloaf Recipe
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Monster Meatloaf

1 cup coarsely chopped mushrooms
1/4 medium onion -- chopped
10 ounces frozen chopped spinach -- thawed and drained
1/2 cup shredded mozzarella cheese
1/4 cup grated parmesan cheese
1 pound ground turkey breast
3/4 cup old fashioned oatmeal -- uncooked
1/2 cup skim milk
1 egg -- lightly beaten
1 teaspoon italian herb seasoning
3 cups spaghetti sauce
2 pimento stuffed olives -- (eyeballs)
Few Corn kernels -- (teeth)

Preheat oven to 375F. Saute mushrooms and onion in a heavy nonstick skillet over medium low heat 4-5 minutes, or until onion is tender. Remove from heat (drain off any excess oil) and stir in spinach, 1/4 cup mozzarella cheese and Parmesan cheese. Combine turkey and next 4 ingredients in a bowl. Season with salt and pepper to taste. Mix lightly but thoroughly.

To form the monster corpse, in an ungreased baking pan, sculpt 2/3 of meat mixture into a body. Make a deep indentation down center of torso and fill with spinach mixture. Top with remaining meat mixture, sealing edges to completely cover filling. Make eyes on the monster by using the olives. Use corn to make teeth and a pimento from an olive to make a tongue.

Pour spaghetti sauce around body and bake 45-50 minutes or until cooked through. Sprinkle torso with remaining 1/4 cup mozzarella cheese and return to oven 1-2 minutes or until cheese is melted.

After baking, you may stick a knife into the monster's torso for effect if you like.

Let stand 5 minutes before slicing.


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