I have been making this meat loaf recipe for years and my family has always liked the fact that there are two Meat Loaves.
Hi Blogger Buddies, I hope you are all having a great day! Lets talk meat loaf. A recipe that has been in almost everyone’s kitchen….except my manicurist, Lisa. She has never made, nor has she tasted meat loaf.
This recipe makes two loaves or one big loaf!
A couple years ago, I invested in one of those loaf pans with an insert that keeps the meat loaf above the drippings, and allows for lifting it easily out of the pan. I do know it is a healthier way to make meat loaf. But sometimes…yep, sometimes…I just want to make the loaf the old fashioned way my Mother and Grandmother made meat loaf.
Sometimes one has to live on the edge, just once in a while! 🙂
I believe the reason the Captain likes two loaves is because there is a loaf left over for cold meat loaf sandwiches the next day. We like to slap a thick slice of meat loaf between two pieces of bread….add a little Miracle Whip (or mayo) and lettuce and you have a meal!
Don’t tell the Captain, but I am going to take the other loaf and give it to Lisa! She needs to know what she has been missing, don’t ya think?
The printable recipe follows below, but to give you an idea of how easy it is to make, … see the following pics.
- 1 pound of ground beef
- 1/2 pound of ground pork
- 1/2 pound of ground veal
- 1/4 cup chopped onion
- 2 tablespoons finely chopped celery
- 2 teaspoons salt
- 1/2 teaspoon black pepper
- 1/4 teaspoon dry mustard
- 1/4 teaspoon sage
- 1/4 teaspoon poultry seasoning
- 1 cup of chicken broth
- 2 cups of bread crumbs (herb and garlic)
- 1 tablespoon Worcestershire sauce
- 2 beaten eggs
- 1/2 cup of dry bread crumbs (I use the same herb and garlic)
- 4 strips of bacon sliced into thirds
- 1/2 cup of chili sauce
- Soak bread crumbs in chicken broth and set aside
- Beat the eggs and add the Worcestershire sauce
- Add to the bread crumb mixture and set aside
- Combine the meats in a large bowl, mixing gently. Do not over mix the meat. It makes loaf tough
- Add the onion, celery, bread crumb mixture and seasonings to the meat mixture
- In the bowl...using the side of your hand as a divider, divide the meat mixture into two loaves
- Roll each loaf in the remaining bread crumbs coating each loaf on all sides
- Place in a lightly greased 8 inch square pan.
- put strips of bacon over each loaf
- Bake uncovered in 350 degree oven for 30 minutes.
- Remove from oven and add the chili sauce, being careful not to disturb the bacon
- Return to oven and bake another 30 minutes
- You can omit the bacon if you like and add 1/2 cup of boiling water around the loaves. Add the chili sauce before placing in the oven for 60 minutes. Baste with the water if desired.
- You can make your own bread crumbs by using sliced bread torn into chunks and soaked in the broth
- I personally like using the bacon for 30 minutes and the chili sauce combined at the end of baking.
- You will love this recipe. Enjoy!