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Best Ever Meat Loaf Recipe

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This recipe for Best Ever Meat Loaf, by , is from The Hoppe Family Cookbook , one of the cookbooks created at FamilyCookbookProject.com. We help families or individuals create heirloom cookbook treasures.

Jane Martin
Added: Wednesday, September 26, 2007


2 eggs
2/3 c. milk
3 slices bread, torn into pieces
1/2 c. chopped onion
1/2 c. grated carrot
1 c. shredded cheddar or mozzarella cheese
1 T. chopped fresh parsley or 1 tsp. dried parsley
1 tsp. salt
1 tsp dried basil, thyme or sage, optional
1/4 tsp. pepper
1 1/2 lb. lean ground beef

1/2 c. tomato sauce
1/2 c. packed brown sugar
1 tsp. mustard

In a large bowl, beat eggs. Add milk and bread; let stand a few minutes or until the bread absorbs the liquid. Stir in the onion, carrot, cheese, herbs and seasonings. Add beef; mix well. In a shallow baking pan, shape beef mixture into a 7x3x2 inch loaf. Bake at 350 for 45 min.

Combine the topping ingredients; spoon some over meat loaf. Bake for 30 min. longer or until meat is no longer pink, occasionally spooning some of the remaining topping over loaf. Let stand for 10 min. before serving.




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