Surprise Meat Slices

My children find any dish with the word Surprise in the name as highly suspect. Could it be the natural suspicion of children? Or is it because they know their mother is a retro foodie? I am not sure…but in honor of Meatloaf Monday…I will share the recipe for yes…SURPRISE Meat Slices…from Better Homes and Gardens So Good Meals, 1963.

I actually would am tempted to cube the meat loaf (if any makes it longer than the next day for sandwiches) before coating-then serving with toothpicks and marinara sauce or horseradish as a retro appetizer.

Surprise Meat Slices

Here’s a magic way to use that frozen cooked meat loaf or roast. We’ll bet the family will never guess it’s a leftover!–

2 tablespoons fine dry bread crumbs
2 tablespoons grated Parmesan cheese
5 1/2-inch slices frozen cooked meat loaf or 5 thin slices frozen cooked roast beef
1 egg, beaten

Combine crumbs and cheese. Dip frozen meat slices in egg; coat with cheese-crumb mixture. Cook meat in small amount hot fat over medium heat, turning once. Cook meat loaf 5 to 7 minutes per side, roast beef 2 minutes per side. Serve with catsup or chili sauce. Makes 5 servings.

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