Total Time
Prep 10 mins
Cook 40 mins

This is a gift for all occasions, especially when there is a loss in someone's family. The gift can be eaten right away, cold or heated. It can frozen and warmed for another day. It is a little spicy but very comforting. It is a perfect gift for a neighbor at Christmas. There will be tons of cooking, cakes and pies but no one thinks of giving a meat loaf which could be used for another day. Especially during the preparation of the holiday season, when everyone is happy but tired and weary.

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Preheat oven to 375 degrees Fahrenheit.
  2. Spray Pam in large meat loaf pan; set aside.
  3. In large mixing bowl add hamburger, beaten eggs, Rye bread pieces and evaporated milk. Mix well.
  4. Add white wine vinegar, chili pepper, cumin and olives pieces. Mix.
  5. Add neufchatel cheese pieces to meat mixture. Mix.
  6. Put in loaf pan and pat down. Make sure the cheese pieces are not sticking up. Cover them so they are inside of the meat loaf.
  7. Bake for 40 minutes or until sides come away from the loaf pan and top has risen.
  8. Take out of oven and cool.
  9. Wrapping: Place loaf in disposable foil loaf pan and cover with plastic wrap and bow.
  10. Instructions on Card:.
  11. "When you are tired and weary.
  12. Here is a gift to make you cheery.
  13. A meal for your loved ones, so you can take a rest.
  14. Our Love.
  15. "You can serve this cold for sandwiches or.
  16. reheat for a hot meal. You can also freeze.
  17. for another day." God Bless.
Most Helpful

Very good! Quick and easy to put together. I skipped the salt because the olives have enough sodium. Did add dried parsley and black pepper. I used low fat milk didn`t want to open a can for just 1/4 cup. Loved the idea of cooling and giving as a gift.
God Bless! Thanks! Made for Craze-E-Contest Nov 2010

Rita~ December 20, 2010

The theme of this Craze-E contest 2010 is GIFTS from Your Kitchen and you did a good job of mentioning this in your recipe (Chefs who did not, I just clicked on by.). Chili Chef, you also did a good job of incorporating some of the required contest ingredients listed, which sometimes is not an easy task. Overall it was a very good recipe and it can be used for serving a meatloaf on a plate with other vegetables or as an appetizer using the rye cocktail bread (see my photos). Further, I had a hard time finding the Neufchatel Cheese. That is, after Googling I assumed it would be in the gourmet cheese section of food markets. However, to my surprise it was in the regular dairy section next to the cream cheeses. Finally, if I had to make this recipe again I would consider using Cheddar Cheese and Italian bread crumbs as substitutes. Thanks for sharing this recipe with me and the other Craze-E contest Chefs.

Skipper/Sy December 17, 2010