I've never tried out the pan-less loaf method before, so I was a little nervous... Especially since I SUCK at numbers... 12 inches? 5 inches? Who the hell knows! Ha! So I estimated... I think I got the length right but made it a little too thick -- excuse the poor-quality photo, but you get the gist:
The recipe estimates a cooking time of 45 minutes, but for whatever reason(s), mine took a little longer to get to 160 degrees -- I'd guess pretty close to an hour. But it came out lookin' tasty! Ok, it's not pretty. But I knew it would be tasty, right?
...that's a little puddle of fat you'd usually eat because it'd get cooked right into the loaf. Yum!It was a big hit (especially with a big ole pile of mashed potatoes) -- even my dad liked it, and he is BEEF BEEF BEEF to the core. Super flavorful, light-ish, and hey, it's got spinach, so it's double the healthy. So, like I said, if you're lookin... I'm recommending!