Tuesday, March 08, 2005

This Weeks Carnival of Recipies... Meatloaf like my Mother makes

  • 1 pound ground beef
  • 1 egg
  • 1/2 package of saltine crackers crumbled fine (1/2 the tube of crackers that come in a big box- use more if you like)
  • 1/2 bellpepper chopped fine
  • 1 small onion chopped fine
  • 2 small cans tomato sauce
  • salt and pepper
  1. combine beef, egg, crackers, bellpepper, onion, salt, pepper, and one of the cans of tomato sauce by hand in a bowl
  2. spray your pan with cooking spray and form loaf into pan (I have a pyrex bread pan I like to use)
  3. bake at 350 degrees for approximately 30 minutes
  4. pour remaining can of tomato sauce over the top
  5. bake an additional 5 to 10 minutes
For variations try adding some Italian Sausage to the mixture or studding the loaf with garlic cloves.

In a pinch you can substitute:
  • onion flakes or powder for the onion
  • a teaspoon of cayenne pepper sauce for the bellpepper
  • thoroughly blend a can of tomatoes with the juice instead of tomato sauce
  • any bread crumb will work instead of the saltines

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