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Monday, February 21, 2011
MY GRANDMOTHER'S MEATLOAF RECIPE: IT NEVER FAILS
2 pounds of ground chuck
1 pound of freshly ground pork [I use 1/4th]
½ cut up green pepper [save the other half for topping]
1 onion cut fine [or onion powder]
I dash of Worcestershire sauce
********* TOPPING: Ketchup for topping
3 pieces of uncooked bacon for topping
Other half of green pepper, sliced lengthwise for topping
Mix all of the above ingredients together adding enough cracker meal and milk to make the meatloaf firm. Put the meatloaf in a large baking pan [that has a cover] and pour about water around the meatloaf so that is about 1/4th the size of the meatloaf.
• TOPPING: Squeeze ketchup on top in rows, put on bacon and arrange the strips of green pepper into a flower shape.
• Cover the meatloaf and bake at 325 degrees for 2 hours, during which time pour off excess liquid and recover.
• After 2 hours of cooking, remove lid, again pour off excess liquid leaving some in and turn heat to 350 degrees for 30 minutes [or less] to brown the top of the meatloaf.
Remove the meatloaf from the pan and drippings.
*I'm sure that this is not health-concious but it is an old southern recipe that never has failed me yet.