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Dad's Meatloaf with Tomato Relish Recipe

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Margaret L Mitchell
Added: Friday, July 31, 2009


Tomato Relish
Extra Virgin Olive Oil
2 tomatoes halved, seeded, diced
1 onion, finely diced
1/4 c. Chopped flat leaf parsley
2 garlic cloves, minced
1 (12oz.) bottle ketchup
2 bay leaves
1 Tblsp. Worcestershire
2 red bell peppers, finely chopped Salt/pepper

3 slices white bread, crusts removed, torn into chunks by hand
1/4 c. whole milk Leaves from 2 fresh thyme leaves
1 1/2 Lbs. ground beef Salt/pepper
1 Lb ground pork
3 to 4 bacon slices
2 eggs Preheat the oven to 350 degrees

Sauté onions, garlic, peppers Add tomatoes. Add rest of relish ingredients. Remove from heat. Makes about 4c. Soak bread in milk. In large bowl put the rest of the ingredients. Gently mix. Add bread, eggs, 1 1/2 c. tomato relish thyme, Salt/pepper. Make shape of meatloaf. Put on 1/2 c. relish and then place bacon strips on. Bake for 1 hr. or 1 1/2hrs. Remove from oven. Let it cool a little. Serve with last of relish

Personal Notes:
Personal Notes:
When making meatloaf, the important thing is that it “sounds right “The moisture from milk and relish needs to have the right sound to give a moist finished product. Tessa’s dad and her brother didn’t like the feel so Tessa learned to make this recipe early on in her life.

Major Note:
Do not overwork the meat mixture. It will cause tough meatloaf




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