Grandma's country meatloaf

Old 01-27-07, 06:14 AM
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Smile Grandma's country meatloaf

I can still taste my grandma's meatloaf, I'm 73 y/o and over the years I've cutout every meatloaf recipe I could find and have yet to find the right taste. This being my favorite meat, along with green beans, squash, okra, mash potatoes,corn bread and sweet tea. now i've done it, I've made myself hungry.
Do you have your granny's recipe you're proud of? I would love to try it.

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Old 02-08-07, 08:02 PM
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Here is a recipe i like.

2 lb. ground beef
1 1/2 c. fine dry bread crumbs
1 egg, beaten
1 c. milk
4 tbsp. grated onion
2 tsp. salt
1/4 tsp. pepper
1/4 tsp. dry mustard
1/8 tsp. sage

Mix all ingredients together thoroughly. Pack into greased loaf pan. Bake at 350 degrees for 1 1/2 hours. Unmold. Serve hot or cold. For catsup topped loaf spread 3 tablespoons catsup over top before baking.
Old 02-09-07, 08:57 AM
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my mom's meatloaf recipe is almost like that, except she sautees her onion in butter with parsley first, then adds it to the meat mixture. and she adds some ketchup to the mixture too. and she tops it with a glaze of ketchup, dry mustard & brown sugar before baking. holy cow it's good!

here's the actual recipe:


In a pan, sauté:
½ cup chopped onion
2 T. parsley
2 T. butter

Combine in a bowl:
1 cup breadcrumbs
½ T. salt
¼ tsp. pepper
½ tsp. dried thyme leaves (optional)

Beat together:
2 eggs
¼ cup milk

Combine everything together with 2 lbs. meat.
Squirt ketchup over it. Squish with hands & form into loaf.

Spread this glaze on top:
½ cup ketchup
2 T. brown sugar
¼ tsp. dry mustard

Bake 1 hour 15 minutes @ 350.
Old 03-23-07, 12:25 PM
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a few meatloafs to check out.. and an extra...

• 1 1/2 lbs. lean ground beef
• 1 cup Quaker Oats, uncooked
• 1 medium onion, chopped
• 1 cup sliced mushrooms
• 1 egg, beaten
• 1 1/2 teaspoon salt
• 1/4 teaspoon pepper
• 2 tablespoons butter
• 1 teaspoon Worcestershire sauce
• 4 tablespoons ketchup
• 1/2 cup milk
• 4 tablespoons vinegar
• 4 tablespoons brown sugar
• 2 tablespoons Worcestershire sauce
• 1/2 cup ketchup
• 1/4 cup chopped onion
Preheat oven to 325-degrees.
Lightly brown mushrooms and onion in butter in medium size skillet.
Mix ground beef and all ingredients (except sauce ingredients) together in large bowl. Add mushroom and onion mixture. Mix well. Place in large glass casserole dish and form into 2 loaves.
Combine sauce ingredients in sauce pan and bring to a boil. Reduce heat and simmer for 2 minutes. Pour sauce over meat loaf, completely covering top. Bake for one hour.

1 egg
2 tbs. sour cream
2 tbs. ketchup
2 tbs. flour
1 pkg. dry onion soup mix
1 lb. ground beef
Ketchup for coating outside of loaf
1/3-cup spicy V-8 juice

Put first 5 ingredients into blender; blend till smooth. Combine with meat
and mix well. Put into greased loaf pan and cover with foil and bake at 400°,

for about 40 min. Take out and cover top with ketchup. Pour V-8 around edge and bake another 40 min.


1 ½ lbs ground beef
¼ cup chopped onion
¼ cup quick-cook oatmeal
1/8 cup cornmeal
1 cup dried bread crumbs or rice
1 ½ tsp salt
1 tbs white sugar
1 egg, beaten
½ cup tomato juice/spicy V-8
½ cup water
1 tbs b-b-q sauce
1 dash liquid smoke
1 tbs distilled white vinegar
¼ cup ketchup
1 tbs brown sugar
2 tsp prepared mustard
2 dashes liquid smoke

Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. In a large bowl, combine the beef, onion, oatmeal, cornmeal, bread crumbs/rice, salt, sugar, egg, tomato juice (spicy V-8 will do great), water, b-b-q sauce, 1/8 tsp liquid smoke, and vinegar. Mix together thoroughly and place mixture into a lightly greased loaf pan. In a separate bowl, combine the ketchup, brown sugar, mustard, and 2 drops liquid smoke and mix well. Spread over the top of the meatloaf. Bake at 350 for approximately one hour.

Turkey Meatloaf...
1 lb. ground turkey
1/4 c. bread crumbs or 1 cup rice
1 sm. onion, chopped
1/2 tsp. poultry seasoning
2 tbsp. catsup (or 2 tbsp. chili sauce)
1/3 c. milk
1 egg beaten
Salt and pepper to taste
Combine all meat loaf ingredients in a bowl. Mix well and pat into small loaf pan. Bake at 350 degrees for 40 minutes.
GLAZE: (optional)
2 tbsp. brown sugar
1 tsp. dry mustard
1/4 c. catsup
1/4 tsp. nutmeg
Mix glaze ingredients and spoon over meatloaf. Bake 20 minutes longer.

Spicy Louisianna style Meatloaf (Cajun)
2 Whole bay leaves
1 teaspoon Salt
1 teaspoon Ground cayenne pepper
1 teaspoon Black pepper
1/2 teaspoon White pepper
1/2 teaspoon Ground cumin
1/2 teaspoon Ground nutmeg
4 tablespoons Unsalted butter
3/4 cup Finely chopped onions
1/2 cup Green bell peppers, chopped
1/4 cup Green onions, finely chopped
2 teaspoons Minced garlic
1 tablespoon Tabasco sauce
1 tablespoon Worcestershire sauce
1/2 cup Evaporated milk
1/2 cup Catsup
1 1/2 pound Ground beef
1/2 pound Ground pork
2 Eggs, lightly beaten
1 cup Very fine bread crumbs


Italian Meat Loaf With Sun-Dried Tomatoes

Amount Measure Ingredient -- Preparation Method
-------- ------------ --------------------------------
2 ½ pounds lean ground beef
1 package pork sausage
3 cloves garlic
2 large carrot -- chopped finely
1 large onion -- chopped
1 teaspoon basil
1 teaspoon oregano
¼ teaspoon salt
pepper -- to taste
2 ½ cups bread crumbs
3 eggs
½ cup tomato catsup
½ cup red wine
8 ounces "Bella" sun-dried tomatoes in oil -- chopped
¾ pound mozzarella cheese

Combine all ingredients except cheese in a large bowl. Then place meatloaf in a greased baking pan. Bake 70 minutes at 375 degrees. Remove from oven and top with mozzarella cheese, return to oven for 10 more minutes or until cheese is melted, then enjoy!


Northern (White) Beans and Ham Hocks
(start this preparation a full day in advance)

1 lg bag of Northern White beans (Navy)
1 can Diced Tomatoes, Mexican flavor or 2 if you want to really flavor it up.
2 to 3 Ham Hocks
2 or so Pork Chops (already cooked or smoked) or pieces of Ham, (usually left over from last nights dinner)
Large Tomato.. cut up
4 or more to taste Garlic cloves crushed
1 large onion diced
Pepper medley to taste
Lightly salt
Peppers may be added depending on your taste for heat!…
Chicken bouillon (1 tsp per cup of water)
Water (measure as you put it in the crock pot, must cover everything plus an inch)

Wash, then soak the beans overnight in water, 3 times their depth, they will soak up a lot of water. Early the next day, drain and put the beans in the crock-pot along with all of the other ingredients. Don’t forget to measure the water you add in order to get the chicken bouillon measurement.

Turn the Crock-Pot on high and let everything cook all day.. making sure to keep the mix stirred every hour or so and to watch that it doesn’t boil over. Some Crock-Pots run hot, some run cool… yours may only need to be on medium to get the job done. The beans are ready when you taste test and can mash them with your tongue easily.

Be sure to make up a large flat of cornbread (real yellow cornmeal southern cornbread) to go with your beans! Then kick back and enjoy what you’ve been smelling all day……

It’s the way mom always made it, and there was NEVER any waste…
Thanks Mom…

Corn Bread

1 cup yellow corn meal 1 cup flour
1 tbs baking powder 1 tsp salt
½ cup chopped celery ½ cup onions
1 egg add milk to consistency of a cake mix

use a cast iron skillet to cook it in if you have one.. be sure to grease it up with Crisco.. Bake at 400 degrees till brown.
Old 03-23-07, 04:57 PM
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I am a Meat Loaf maniac and I must say. My favorite meat loaf is the simple recipe from the oatmeal box. Grand Ma didn't add all the fancy stuff because meat loaf was a way to make the meat stretch and feed the entire family.
Old 04-02-07, 06:34 AM
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But by far my wife makes the best meatloaf ever, after trying several hundred different receipes combined she found the perfect one. And it is top secert she gives it out to no one.

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