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 the goods

1 1/2 lb ground lean beef

1/ 1/2 lb ground pork

4 rashers bacon, diced

1 lg onion, chopped finely

1 egg, lightly beaten

6 tblspns ketchup

2 tblspns worcestershire sauce

1 tspn chili

1 tspn fresh cracked pepper

1 teaspoon salt

1/2 cup breadcrumbs

5 slices brown bread, crusts removed and diced into 1/2 inch cubes

 1/4 cup milk

optional:

1 carrot, grated

1 red pepper, chopped finely

8 rashers bacon

2 tblspns ketchup

1 tblspn worcestershire sauce

 

time:

  • active: 20 minutes
  • total: 2 1/2 hrs

you will need:

  • large mixing bowl
  • small mixing bowl
  • large baking dish

serve with: 

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the perfect meatloaf

pre-heat: oven to 400f

combine: beef, pork, onion, bacon, breadcrumbs, salt and pepper in a large mixing bowl. mix by hand

mix: ketchup, worcestershire sauce, chili and egg

soak: brown bread in the milk, squeeze the excess milk out of the bread and add the bread to the meat mix

pour: the sauce mix into the meat mix, roll up your sleeves and mix thoroughly with your hands *if adding grated carrot or red pepper, mix these in now

grease: a baking dish with a little oil or butter

shape: meatloaf into a long 'loaf' shape

mix: extra ketchup and worcestershire sauce and baste the loaf with this

criss cross: extra bacon rashers across the top of the loaf

bake: covered with foil for 1hr, remove foil and bake extra 45 minutes until cooked. remove from oven, cover with foil and let sit for 15 minutes before serving

serve: with 'smashed vegies', steamed broccoli and tomato sauce

*smashed vegies: peel and chop 2 potatoes, 1 rutabaga (swede) 2 parsnips and 2 carrots. vegetables should be chopped into equal sizes. boil in a pot until tender. drain thoroughly, add 1 oz butter, 2 tblspns olive oil, fresh craked pepper, salt and a little grated nutmeg. mash roughly and serve with extra butter and grated parmesan on top

**lighten it up: use ground turkey instead of beef

 

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