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Grandma's Meat Loaf Recipe

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Shirley Owen Flaherty & Louise Owen Ricker


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Shirley Owen Flaherty
Added: Saturday, June 27, 2009


2 lbs. Ground Beef
1 1/2 lb. Ground beef and
1/2 lb. Ground pork
1 small to medium onion, minced (1 Cup)
1/2 C. Green bell pepper, diced small
1/2 C. Celery, diced small
1/2 C. grated carrots
1 egg, beaten
1 Large can Crushed tomatoes
2 Tbsp. Worcestershire sauce
1 1/2 Tsp.Garlic pepper
1 1/2 Tsp. salt
1 - 1 1/2 C. Bread crumbs
onion slices

Heat oven to 375 Cut up vegetables,very small.Take 1 C. Crushed tomatoes from can.
Mix all ingredients together. Place in baking pan. I use a black iron skillet. Top meat loaf with the slices of onion, sliced very thin. Just across the top. Sprinkle whole meat loaf with extra garlic pepper. Bake for 1/2 an hour until starting to brown pour the rest of the tomatoes on top of meat loaf. You can add ketchup to the top if You like. Bake 1 to 1 1/2 hours.

Personal Notes:
Personal Notes:
After meat loaf has been cooking for quite awhile I add some water to the drippings and baste loaf. with the mixture of drippings and tomatoes. Add some garlic pepper and salt to drippings. When meat is done, I add more water and make gravy out of this




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