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Friday, May 25, 2007

MeatLoaf!


Get out the sweet bell pepper and the spagetthi sauce for this one.....

Meat loaf is the all time American fav for dinner. Its easy, quick and delicious and this recipe never lets you down.

Take 1 1/2 pound to 2 pounds of good quality ground beef.
You will need some Italian seasoned bread crumbs (you decide how much.. I use a lot!)
you will need 2 eggs,
some good Italian Spagetthi sauce..your own or bottled that you like.
Finely Chopped Onion and green bell pepper.. again, your call as to how much.

Mix the meat, eggs, bread crumbs , onion and peppers together with your hands (wash those little puppies first now!)

Now add just enough of your sauce to make it all stick together nicely but don't make it too mushy.
Meat loaf has to be just the right consistancy ..not too sloppy wet and not too dry ..to be good.
You will learn this by experience.
But, a good mixture stays together .
Form into a loaf and pop in a 375 F oven for about 40 minutes.
After 40 minutes, pour the rest of the sauce over the top and bake another 10 minutes or so.
This will serve a hungry family of 4 or 5..unless you have boys then it might serve one if you are lucky.


Serve this with Basmati Rice like we do.. or baked potatoes that you put in the oven alongside the meatloaf pan.


If you like something a bit different and if you love surprises.. make 2 loaves from this.

Put on loaf down as a base and layer with sliced tomatoes. Now take the rest of the meat and top off the loaf to cover the slices and hide them inside. Bake as above.

happy eating!

3 comments:

  1. or possibly serve half a growing boy...

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  2. The recipe worked really good.
    Also I tried the roast beef too and it was also very popular with my family.

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