I never really liked meatloaf until I figured out how to
tweak the basic recipe. It's all about how it's prepared.
My recipe is below the ingredients collage.
Enjoy- bon appetit!
(if you are a vegetarian...I'm sorry...
click on this url for a veggie meal )
Kathe's Famous Meatloaf
1 pound lean ground beef
3/4 pound Italian ground pork sausage
1/2 cup each chopped onion and celery
1/3 cup milk
1-2 Tablespoons of good ketchup
1 slice bread-preferably the heel
3 nice slices of bacon cut in half
Freshly ground pepper to taste
With your hands thoroughly mix
ground beef and sausage in a large bowl.
Put chopped onion, celery, egg and milk
in blender and blend until it's one consistency.
Add ketchup and torn up slice of bread and
blend again until totally blended.
Pour this mixture over the meat
and with your hands mix this all up until
it is one consistency.
Put all of this mixture into a loaf pan**
and place the bacon slices on top
Add freshly ground black pepper to taste on top.
I don't use salt as there is usually enough with
the sausage and the bacon.
Bake at 350F for 1-to 1.5 hours depending on your oven.
I usually bake it close to 1.5 hours
About half way through the baking you will
want to take the loaf pan out and very carefully
drain off some of the accumulated fats and juices.
Serve with baked or mashed potatoes and a big salad.
**(the loaf pan I use is about 8.5 inches long..
I used to use it to bake bread.)
PS the reason I have Russell in the ingredient collage
is because it's his favorite thing for dinner after
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