Sunday, October 10, 2010

FAMILY FAVORITE MEAT LOAF

Another old Hoosier recipe from Southern Indiana.

2 lb ground chuck
2 cups saltines, crushed fine
1 cup milk
2 level tsp salt
pepper to suit your taste
1 egg
chopped onion to suit your taste
1/3 cup tomato catsup mixed with 1/3 cup water

Put all the ingredients into a large bowl and mix well using your hands. (If the consistency seems too dry add a little more catsup. If it seems too wet, add a few more cracker crumbs.)

Form the mixture into two equal loaves and put into roasting pan. (Club Aluminum Roaster works great.) Bake at 400 degrees covered for about 45 minutes. Uncover and bake for another 45 minutes at 375 degrees. Cover again and bake for a few minutes longer until done to your liking.



Note: Spread a little catsup over the top of each loaf before baking, if desired. You can also lay a strip of bacon over the top of each loaf before baking, if desired.

Note: Family Favorite Meat Loaf is just the title of this recipe.  This is not my family's favorite meatloaf although it is good.

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