"The tradition of Italian cooking is that of the matriarch. This is the cooking of grandma. She didn't waste time thinking too much about the celery. She got the best celery she could and then she dealt with it."--Mario Batali

Adaline's Meat Loaf Recipe

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Contributor:  
Contributor:  
June Heiden

Category:
Category:

Ingredients:  
Ingredients:  
1 lbs lean ground beef
1-2 eggs
6-8 saltine crackers
of a large onion diced (or to taste)
2 tbsp. of milk
Optional: finely chopped celery leaves
Catsup
Chili powder

Directions:
Directions:
Whisk egg(s) in a bowl, add crushed saltine crackers that have been softened with 1-2 tbsp of milk. Mix well. Add onion and celery leaves. Then blend the hamburger into the mixture, using your hands.
Once well mixed, pat into an 8 x 8 glass pan. (This could also be placed into a glass loaf pan.)
Bake at 350 for 50 minutes or until done. Spread catsup over the top during the last 20 minutes of baking; sprinkling lightly with chili powder if desired.

Number Of Servings:
Number Of Servings:
4-6
Preparation Time:
Preparation Time:
15 minutes
Personal Notes:
Personal Notes:
Meatloaf was always a favorite at our house. Mom would serve it with mashed or boiled garden potatoes and fresh green beans. It is still one of the best "comfort from home" foods out there on a cold winter day.

 

 

 

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