Over a Cup of Coffee: Making meat loaf | CraigDailyPress.com
YOUR AD HERE »

Over a Cup of Coffee: Making meat loaf

Diane Prather/For Craig Press

This morning when I got up the thermometer read 40 degrees F, and then when the sun started to come up it went down to 39 degrees. That’s a sign of fall, and pretty soon we’ll be cooking more meat-and-potatoes meals. So this week’s column is all about meat loaf. Both of the recipes are from my old cookbook that doesn’t have a cover.

The first recipe is about the same out-of-my-head recipe for meat loaf except that I sometimes use cracker crumbs instead of bread, and I don’t use all of the spices called for in Fluffy Meat Loaf.

Maybe I should.

Fluffy Meat Loaf

• 1 pound ground beef

• ½ pound ground lean pork

• 3 medium slices soft bread, torn into pieces, and 1 cup milk or 1 cup dry bread crumbs and 1 ¼ cups milk

• 1 egg, beaten

• ¼ cup minced onion

• 1 ¼ teaspoons salt

• ¼ teaspoon pepper, dry mustard, sage, celery salt, and garlic salt

• 1 tablespoon Worcestershire sauce

Preheat the oven to 350 degrees. Mix bread or bread crumbs with the milk. In a bowl, mix all of the ingredients together, including the bread and milk. Shape into a loaf and place in a shallow pan or spread evenly in the shallow pan. Bake 1 ½ hours until done (maybe less time if spread out in the pan).

Serves 8.

*Variation: Use all ground beef, and in place of mustard and sage use 1 tablespoon each of horseradish and catsup.

Skillet Meat Loaf

• 1 ½ pounds ground beef

• 1 (8-ounce) can tomato sauce

• 6 to 8 large stuffed olives, sliced

• 1 medium onion, chopped fine (1/2 cup)

• 1 egg, beaten

• 1/3 cup rolled oats

• 1 teaspoon salt

• ¼ teaspoon pepper

Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Mix beef, 1/3 cup of the tomato sauce, olives, onion, oats, egg, and seasoning. Spread in a 10-inch heavy skillet. Cover with the remaining tomato sauce. Bake 1 hour. Remove excess fat. Cut into wedges. Serves 6.

I have not tried the last recipe.

If you have recipes that you would like to share with readers, please call me at 970-824-8809 or write to me at PO Box 415, Craig CO 81626.


Support Local Journalism

Support Local Journalism

Readers around Craig and Moffat County make the Craig Press’ work possible. Your financial contribution supports our efforts to deliver quality, locally relevant journalism.

Now more than ever, your support is critical to help us keep our community informed about the evolving coronavirus pandemic and the impact it is having locally. Every contribution, however large or small, will make a difference.

Each donation will be used exclusively for the development and creation of increased news coverage.

For tax deductible donations, click here.
 

Start a dialogue, stay on topic and be civil.
If you don't follow the rules, your comment may be deleted.

User Legend: iconModerator iconTrusted User