A River of Recipes: Native American Recipes Using Commodity Foods by the USDA Food Distribution Program on Indian Reservations, public domain government resource—original source of recipe



  1. Preheat oven to 375°F.
  2. In a large bowl combine ground beef or bison, rice, egg, carrot, ½ cup cheese, onion, and seasonings. Mix well.
  3. Place in a loaf pan, top with ½ cup tomato sauce, cover with foil, and bake at 375°F for 1½ hours or until meat thermometer reads 160°F in center of loaf.
  4. Remove from oven. Pour off excess juice, top with the remaining cheese and tomato sauce and bake for 15 more minutes, uncovered.
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