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    1 1/2 lbs. lean ground beef
    1 beaten egg
    1/2 tsp. sage
    1/2 c. Pet milk
    About 2 cups Ritz crackers (crushed)
    1/4 c. onion
    1/2 c. Swiss cheese (shredded) plus some extra
    Salt and pepper
    Mix all above together; pat into an oval loaf in a baking dish. Put the extra
    shredded Swiss cheese over top of loaf. Bake at 350 degrees for 1 hour. Will
    freeze well


    Meatloaf with Tomato Relish

    Tomato Relish:

    Extra-virgin olive oil
    1 onion, finely diced
    2 garlic cloves, minced
    2 bay leaves
    2 red bell peppers, cored, seeded, and finely diced
    2 tomatoes, halved, seeded, and finely diced
    1/4 cup chopped fresh flat-leaf parsley
    1 (12-ounce) bottle ketchup
    1 tablespoon Worcestershire sauce
    Sea salt and freshly ground black pepper


    3 slices white bread, crusts removed, torn into chunks by hand
    1/4 cup whole milk
    1 1/2 pounds ground beef
    1 pound ground pork
    2 eggs
    Leaves from 2 fresh thyme sprigs
    Salt and freshly ground black pepper
    3 to 4 bacon slices

    Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F.
    Coat a skillet with a 2-count of oil and place over medium heat. Saute
    the onion, garlic, and bay leaves for a few minutes to create a base
    flavor. Throw in the red peppers and cook them for a couple of minutes
    to soften. Now add the tomatoes; adding them at this point lets them
    hold their shape and prevents them from disintegrating. Stir in the
    parsley, ketchup, and Worcestershire; season with salt and pepper.
    Simmer the relish for 5 minutes to pull all the flavors together.
    Remove it from the heat; you should have about 4 cups of relish.

    Place the torn white bread in a bowl and add the milk to just barely
    cover, swish the bread around in the milk and let it sit while you get
    the rest of the ingredients for the meat loaf together.

    This is where you get your hands dirty! In a large mixing bowl, combine
    the ground beef and pork with 1 1/2 cups of the tomato relish, the
    eggs, and thyme; season with salt and pepper. Squeeze the excess milk
    from the bread and add the soaked bread to the meat mixture. To test,
    fry a small “hamburger” patty of the meatloaf until cooked; the patty
    should hold together but still have a soft consistency. Taste the patty
    for seasoning.

    Lightly oil a cookie sheet. Transfer the meat mixture to the center of
    the cookie sheet and form into a log about 9 inches long and about 4
    inches wide. Coat the top of the meatloaf with another 1/2 cup of the
    tomato relish. Lay the bacon across the top lengthwise.

    Bake the meatloaf for 1 to 1 1/2 hours until the bacon is crisp and the
    meatloaf is firm. Rotate the meat loaf while it’s baking every now and
    then to insure that the bacon browns evenly. Remove the meatloaf from
    the oven and let it cool a bit before slicing. Serve with the remaining
    tomato relish on the side.


    Cheeseburger Meatloaf and Sauce

    1 pound ground beef
    1 teaspoon House Seasoning (garlic powder, black pepper, and salt
    1 medium onion, chopped
    1 medium bell pepper, chopped
    1 cup grated Cheddar
    2 tablespoons Worcestershire sauce
    1/2 cup sour cream
    1 cup crushed crackers (recommended: Ritz)
    1 teaspoon seasoned salt (recommended: Lawry’s)
    2 slices white bread
    Sauce, recipe follows
    Preheat oven to 350 degrees F.
    Mix all ingredients together, except the bread slices and Sauce.
    Shape into a loaf. Line a 1 1/2-quart loaf pan with the bread
    slices. Place meatloaf on top. Bake loaf for 45 minutes. The
    bread absorbs the grease and should be discarded after loaf is
    removed from oven.
    1 (10 3/4-ounce) can condensed cream of mushroom soup
    1 cup milk
    1 1/2 cups grated Cheddar
    Chopped onions, optional
    1 bunch fresh parsley leaves, chopped, optional
    Heat the soup and milk over medium heat; add the cheese. Add the
    chopped onions and parsley to the sauce, if desired. Pour Sauce
    over the meatloaf or pass at the table.


    “Mm-Mm-Good” Meatloaf

    2 lbs lean ground beef
    1 can Campbell’s tomato soup
    1 cup Grape Nut flakes
    1 large onion, finely chopped
    1 green bell pepper, finely chopped
    5 cloves garlic, minced
    1 egg
    1 Tbs Worchestershire sauce
    Salt, to taste
    freshly ground black pepper, to taste
    about 40 saltine crackers crushed
    8 oz can tomato sauce

    In a small bowl, soften Grape Nut flakes in tomato soup. Combine
    beef, onion, bell pepper, garlic, egg, Worchestershire Sauce, salt
    and pepper. Add soup mixture and mix well. Roll loaf in crushed
    crackers and form into a 9 X 13 pan. Pour tomato sauce around loaf
    and decoratively pour ketchup on top. Bake at 350x for 50 minutes
    to 1 hour.


    Crazy Mixed-up Meatloaf

    2 cups baked beans
    2 pounds ground beef
    4 slice bread crumbled
    2 eggs or substitute
    1-cup barbecue sauce
    1/4 cups mustard
    1/4 cups ketchup
    2 cups mashed potatoes
    1-cup cheese
    Mash up the baked beans. Mix everything together except the potatoes and the cheese. Add more liquid or bread as needed to reach desired consistency. Press mixture into the bottom and around sides of two 9 x 5 inch loaf pans, leaving a large trough in the center. Reserve about 1-1/2 cups of mixture to cover top with. Fill troughs of each meatloaf with mashed potatoes. Cut cheese into cubes, or grate, and put this on top of the potatoes. Cover potatoes and cheese with reserved meat mixture. Bake at 350 for 1 hour.


    My Favorite Meatloaf

    1 1/2 pounds lean ground beef
    1/2 pound ground sausage
    1/3−1/2 package seasoned bread crumbs
    1−2 eggs
    1−2 tablespoon milk
    1/4 cup ketchup
    1 finely chopped onion
    1/2 finely chopped green pepper
    1 clove garlic, pressed and finely chopped
    1−2 tablespoons steak sauce
    1−2 tablespoon Worcestershire sauce
    1−2 cups grated cheddar cheese
    4−6 slices uncooked bacon
    Mix everything together (except the bacon) until uniformly
    blended. Shape into a loaf and place in a large loaf pan or
    baking dish. Lay the bacon side by side lengthwise on top
    of the meatloaf. Cover with aluminum foil and bake at 350F
    for 1 hour. Then uncover and bake an additional half hour.


    Grandpa’s Meatloaf

    3 lbs Hamburger
    2 Eggs
    1/3 cup Watered down Catsup
    3 Tbsp Mustard
    1 small Onion, finely chopped
    1 Garlic Clove, finely chopped
    1 Tbsp Oregano
    1 Tbsp Basil
    1-1/2 Tbsp Pickle Relish
    1 Tbsp Worcestershire Sauce
    1/4 box of Soda Crackers finely crumbled
    Mix all ingredients with hands and form into loaf. Line 9 x 11 inch
    cake pan with enough foil to close up around meat loaf with out
    touching it. Lay 3 slices of cheese across the loaf then cover the

    about 1-1/2 hour or until the meat is done. For the last 1/2 hour,
    open up foil to cook bacon.
    *Please note these measurements are approximate because
    Grandpa just throws everything in


    Cheesy Meatloaf

    2 pound ground beef
    1 cup or one pack of diced and shredded cheese(Monterey Jack, American, Cheddar or what ever your gang likes)
    2 eggs beaten
    1 small onion, chopped
    1 small bell pepper,chopped
    1 stalk celery,chopped
    1/4 cup bread crumbs
    1 tablespoon mustard
    3 tablespoons ketchup
    Mix ground beef,onion, bell pepper, celery, bread crumbs, mustard and ketchup.
    Press half mix into bottom of 12 iron skillet.Add cheese, leaving 1/2 inch
    from edge with out cheese. Add remaining meat mix, seal edges by pressing
    down with fingers. Bake in 350 oven 45 minutes.


    Aunt Dot’s Meatloaf
    1-1/2 pounds of ground beef
    1 medium onion chopped
    1 egg
    1/2 cup fresh breadcrumbs
    1 tsp salt
    2-8oz. cans of tomato sauce
    1/2 tsp black pepper
    1/2 cup water
    3 tbl vinegar
    3 tbl brown sugar
    2 tbl yellow mustard
    2 tsp Worcestershire sauce
    3 strips bacon
    Parmesan cheese

    Mix the beef, breadcrumbs, onion, egg, salt, pepper and 1 can of the tomato sauce. Form into
    a loaf and put in a shallow pan. Combine the remaining tomato sauce and all of the other
    ingredients except bacon and parmesan cheese and pour over meat loaf. Sprinkle with the
    parmesan cheese. Place the bacon on top of the meatloaf and bake at 350 degrees for 1 hour
    and 15 minutes. Basting occasionally.



    2 pounds of ground beef
    2 cups of cornbread crumbs
    3/4 cup of minced onion
    1/4 cup of chopped green pepper
    2 eggs
    2 tablespoons of horseradish
    1 tablespoon of salt
    1/4 cup of milk
    1/4 cup of catsup or thick tomato puree’
    1 teaspoon of dry mustard
    Mix all of the ingredients together and form into a loaf. Spread additional catsup on top and
    bake at 400 degrees for 35 minutes.


    Banana Meat Loaf
    Yield: 4 Servings

    1 lb beef, Ground
    1 T onion, chopped
    1 c bread crumbs
    1 T salt
    1/4 t pepper
    1/2 t dry mustard
    2 c banana, mashed ripe

    Combine meat, onion, salt, pepper & breadcrumbs. Add mustard to
    banana. Stir into meat mixture. Form into loaf & bake in loaf pan at
    350 degrees F, for about 1 hour. Serve with desired sauce.



    1 round loaf French bread
    1 can evaporated milk
    1 sm. onion, cut up
    1 sm. green pepper, chopped
    1 lb. ground meat
    1 egg, slightly beaten
    1 1/4 tsp. salt
    1/2 tsp. pepper
    1/2 tsp. MSG (optional)

    Cut thin slice from top of bread (save). Scoop out the inside of the loaf. Measure 2 cups of bread crumbs and soak in the milk 10 minutes. Add onion, green pepper, beef, egg, salt, pepper and MSG. Mix well. Fill bread case with mixture. Put the top slice back in place. Place on lightly greased pan. Bake in 350 degree oven for 1 hour and 15 minutes. Serve with hot tomato sauce or salsa.


    Chili Meatloaf

    2 lbs ground turkey or lean ground beef
    1 cup chopped onion
    2/3 cup Italian-style seasoned breadcrumbs
    1/2 cup chopped green bell pepper
    1/2 cup chili sauce
    4 cloves garlic, minced
    2 eggs, slightly beaten
    2 tablespoons Dijon mustard
    1 teaspoon salt
    1/2 teaspoon Italian seasoning
    1/3 c. salsa

    In large bowl, mix all ingredients except salsa. Shape into a round
    loaf and place on foil strips* in the crockpot. Cover and cook on low
    for about 5 to 6 hours, or until juices run clear. Remove from slow
    cooker and top with salsa, if desired.

    *Tear off 3 or 4 pieces of aluminum foil about 12 to 18 inches long
    (depending on size of crockpot). Fold to 3 or 4-inch width and place
    criss-crossing in the crockpot. These will make it easier to lift the
    loaf out.


    Meat loaf in a Blanket

    1 loaf frozen bread dough
    2 eggs

    1 (8 oz.) jar Cheez Whiz

    Thaw bread dough in refrigerator overnight. Cover; let stand on floured surface at room
    temperature 1 hour. Reserve 1 tablespoon egg for glaze. Combine remaining ingredients; mix.

    dough ends over loaf. Cut 6 strips of dough on each side of loaf; cross over top. Brush with

    spread, if desired.


    Manwich Meatloaf

    1 1/2 lbs. ground beef
    1 cup soft fresh bread crumbs
    1/2 cup finely chopped onions
    1 egg
    1/2 tsp. salt
    1/4 tsp. pepper
    1 (15 1/2 oz.) can Hunt’s Manwich Sloppy Joe Sauce, divided use
    1 tbsp. prepared mustard

    In bowl mix beef, bread crumbs, onion, egg, salt, and pepper with 1/2
    cup of the sauce. Shape into loaf and place in shallow baking pan.

    Bake at 350 degrees F for 40 minutes; drain.

    Spread mustard over loaf and pour remaining sauce over all. Bake an
    additional 30 minutes.

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