(Columbia) June 29, 2004 - One hundred finalists are headed to Hollywood over the weekend for the Pillsbury Bake-Off.
Candace McMenamin of Lexington was among those trying to win the $1 million first prize with her recipe for Apple Stuffing Mini Meat Loaves.
Suzanne Conrad of Findlay, Ohio, won $1 million when she was named the winner of the 41st Pillsbury Bakeoff Winner on Tuesday for her Oats 'n' Honey Granola Pie.
Prep Time: 15 minutes (Ready in 55 minutes)
Servings: 1 meatloaf & 1 tablespoon gravy each
- 2 eggs
- 1 5.9 oz box Betty Crocker Port Helper Pork Chops & Stuffing
- 1 1/2 lb. meat loaf mixture (equal parts ground beef, pork and veal) or lean (at least 80%) ground beef
- 1 medium Granny Smith apple, peeled, diced (about 1 cup)
- 1/4 cup finely chopped celery
- 1/2 cup milk
- 2 tablespoons Worcestershire sauce
- 1/2 cup hot water
- Sprigs fresh parsley
- Heat oven to 350degrees F. Spray 15x10 inch pan with sides with cooking spray.
- In a 4 quart bowl, beat eggs. Set Gravy Mix packet aside. Add Seasoning and Stuffing packets, meat loaf mixture, apple, celery and Worcestershire sauce to eggs; stir until thoroughly combined. Shape mixture into 6 (4x3 inch) loaves; place in sprayed pan. Place meat thermometer into center of 1 loaf.
- Bake at 350 degrees F for 30 to 40 minutes or until thoroughly cooked and meat thermometer reads 160 degrees F. Let meat loaves stand while making gravy.
- In small bowl, mix Gravy Mix and hot water with wire whisk or fork until smooth. If desired, stir in additional water until desired consistency.
- Remove meat loaves from pan; place on large serving platter. Pour gravy evenly over loaves. Garnish with parsley sprigs.