Shawn L. Bird

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meatloaf October 22, 2011

Filed under: Recipes — Shawn L. Bird @ 6:41 pm
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I made the best meatloaf I’d ever made and so I preserve here the recipe for future reference. As usual, all measurements are approximate, as I throw together meals with some casualness!

In your blender, puree one large (4″ diameter) onion, 2 stalks of celery, 1/2 can cream of mushroom soup, and the liquid from a 10 0z can of sliced mushrooms.

Pour the puree into a large frying pan and simmer 4 or 5 mins.

In a large mixing bowl, break up one kg  (2+ lbs) of lean ground beef, pour the puree over, and stir, add 2 eggs, the canned mushrooms, seasoning salt, parsley, majoram, black pepper, garlic flakes (say 1/2 tsp of each spice), add bread crumbs to get a firm consistency- about a cup to 1.5 c-

Oil a 9X12 pan.  Form 3 loaves and place them short ways in the pan, 2 against the sides, one in the middle, so there is about 1-2″ between them.  (Each will be about 9X3)

Bake, covered in foil, in a 325 F oven for an hour.

Add 1/4 c of milk to the remaining 1/2 can of mushroom soup.  Mix well.

Remove meatloaves from oven, and baste each liberally with the soup mix.  Return to oven to bake for another 30-45 mins uncovered.

These are flavourful and moist.  I served 4 with one loaf, one went into the freezer, and one went into the fridge for leftovers. Very good in sandwiches!

I baked russet potatoes to go along with these.  I put a skewer through the centre of each potato, and placed it directly on the rack.  They were added a few minutes after the loaves went in, so they were baking about 90 mins total.

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4 Responses to “meatloaf”

  1. clovisdog Says:

    I think I would love Meatloaf. Yes. Yes I know I love meatloaf. I will take two, please.

  2. Tonight felt like new recipes night– my loving to cook. Many thanx, Shawn, for having this category– despite it’s being an older posting. Will have to try these two. Peace.


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