Skillet Meat Loaf

Serves: 4

1 pound ground beef
1/2 cup stuffing mix
1 small onion, finely chopped
1 egg
1 can (10 3/4 ounces) condensed tomato soup, divided
1/4 teaspoon salt
1 tablespoon vegetable oil
1/4 cup water
1/2 teaspoon Italian seasoning

1. In a large bowl, combine the beef, stuffing mix, onion, egg, 1/4 cup soup, and the salt; mix well.  Shape into four oval patties about 1/2 inch thick.

2. Heat the oil in a medium skillet over medium heat. Add the patties and brown on both sides; drain if necessary.

3. Stir the water and Italian seasoning into the remaining soup and pour over the browned patties. Reduce the heat to medium-low, cover, and cook for 15 to 20 minutes, or until no pink remains in the beef, stirring the sauce occasionally.

Serving tip: As the meat loaf is cooking, prepare some instant mashed potatoes to serve topped with the tomatoey sauce.