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Thursday, January 31, 2019

Meatloaf Recipe

I love Meatloaf the singer, but today let's focus on the recipe...

Please remember we have a family of 7 (usually feeding a few extras too), so feel free to reduce this recipe - unless you love leftovers?

2 lbs ground beef
1 lb ground pork
2 C peppers (diced) - any color you like, or a mixture
3 eggs (whisked)
1 onion (chopped)
1 loaf older bread ripped into small pieces
1 C oatmeal or rice
a dash of: salt, pepper, rosemary, thyme, and garlic powder
2 T mustard
2 C ketchup

Preheat oven to 350F

In a large bowl, combine all ingredients listed above (save a bit of ketchup for the end) - I use a potato masher to really combine everything, but you can use a mixer, large spoon, or I know folks who enjoy using their hands. Once well combined, place into a greased bread or loaf pan. Bake for 1 hour at 350F then after the hour is done, use the reserved ketchup on the top and heat another few minutes. Allow to cool and bit and serve!

When we first got married, Mark asked me to make meatloaf and mashed potatoes. I told him I had noodles, but we didn't have any potatoes. He told me to make something else because if there aren't any mashed potatoes, he didn't want meatloaf. That said...

My serving suggestion is this! (meatloaf with mashed potatoes and green beans!)

(and if you want to get fancy - stuff your meatloaf with cheese and wrap in bacon!!!!)

Crystal is a secretary, council secretary, and musician at her church, birth mother and doting auntie, babywearing cloth diapering mama (aka crunchy mama), business owner, active journaler, writer and blogger, Blog Tour Manager with WOW! Women on Writing, Publicist with Dream of Things Publishing, Press Corp teammate for the DairyGirl Network, Unicorn Mom Ambassador, as well as a dairy farmer. She lives in Wisconsin with her husband and their five youngest children (Carmen 11, Andre 10, Breccan 5, Delphine 3, and baby Eudora who somehow turned 1), two dogs, four little piggies, a handful of cats and kittens, and over 230 Holsteins.

You can find Crystal riding unicorns, taking the ordinary and giving it a little extra (making it extraordinary), blogging and reviewing books, baby carriers, cloth diapers, and all sorts of other stuff here, and at WOW! Women on Writing - Crystal is dedicated to turning life's lemons into lemonade!


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  3. Comfort food! I finally visited the Cheesecake Factory and was delighted to find Meatloaf on the menu. Not made with love as was my mother's but still delicious.