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Monday, March 05, 2007

Classic Meat Loaf

Classic Meat Loaf
by Mary Rea, Orangeville, Ontario
from Country Ground Beef (cookbook)

INGREDIENTS
1/2 cup milk
3 slices whole wheat or white bread, cubed
1 egg, beaten
1 medium onion, chopped
2 tablespoons chili sauce
2 teaspoons Worcestershire sauce
1 teaspoon salt
1/2 teaspoon pepper
2 to 5 drops hot pepper sauce
2 pounds lean ground beef

DIRECTIONS
In a large bowl, pour milk over bread. Add egg, onion, chili sauce, Worcestershire sauce, salt, papper and hot pepper sauce; mix thoroughly. Add ground beef; mix well. Shape meat mixture into an 8-1/2 inch x 4-1/2 inch loaf. Bake in a shallow pan at 350 degrees F for 1-1/4 hours or until no pink remains. Drain. Yield: 8-10 servings.

Note: This is the recipe I use when I don't want to make the fancy Martha Stewart recipe. In addition, I don't usually have chili sauce so I just use spaghetti sauce. I also don't like the taste of Worcestershire sauce too much so I replace that with soy sauce. I then pour ketchup and melt American cheese on top when the loaf is done.

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