Friday, May 6, 2016

Grandmother's Meat Loaf

Today I'm featuring a recipe contained in my upcoming book, The Calamity Cafe.* The recipe was my grandmother's, and it makes the best meat loaf I've ever tasted! (By the way, this ad is currently featured in Southern Writers Magazine!)

Grandmother’s Meat Loaf

Yield: 1 Loaf


1 ½ lbs.  Ground Beef
2             Eggs
2 cups     Bread Crumbs
3/4 cup   Diced Onions
1 tbsp.    Salt
1/8 tsp.   Pepper
1/2 cup   Cracker Crumbs
1 cup      Tomato Juice


1.   Preheat oven to 325°F.
2.   Mix all ingredients except tomato juice well.
3.   Add tomato juice gradually, making mixture solid enough to handle.
4.   Form into a loaf.

5.   Bake in a loaf pan for 45 minutes.

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1 comment:

Susan Kane said...

Meatloaf! We were raised on meatloaf and our kids as well. I like the tomato juice factor.