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Meatloaf recipe Recipe

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Contributor:  
Contributor:  
Maureen Sullivan Romagnoli

Category:
Category:

Ingredients:  
Ingredients:  
2 lbs. ground beef
4 - 5 slices of white bread toasted and finely crumbled, to make 1 cup
cup milk
1 large egg
4 - 5 canned plum tomatoes, drained and diced OR cup diced canned tomatoes, drained
3 Tbsp. sweet onion, finely chopped
3 Tbsp. green pepper, finely chopped
3 Tbsp. celery, finely chopped
cup ketchup (in the meatloaf)
1 cup ketchup (for meatloaf topping)
2 tsp. salt
1 tsp. ground black pepper

Directions:
Directions:
Preheat oven to 350.
In a large mixing bowl, combine the toasted bread crumbs, milk, and the egg. Mix together with a fork. Let stand for 10 minutes.
Add the meat, tomatoes, onion, green pepper, celery, cup ketchup, and the salt and pepper. Mix together with your hands.
Put mixture into a 9x5x3-inch glass loaf pan, pressing lightly. Shape into a loaf.
Pour the cup of ketchup over the entire top.
Place the loaf into the oven and bake for 1 to 2 hours, or until the internal temperature reaches 160 (check with an instant-read thermometer).
Let stand in juices until cool and firmer.

Number Of Servings:
Number Of Servings:
6 - 8 servings
Preparation Time:
Preparation Time:
30 minutes
Personal Notes:
Personal Notes:
Adapted from ABC's Diane Sawyer's Meatloaf recipe.

 

 

 

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