Yes, this is my Mother’s actual Meatloaf recipe. Again, I thought that this was an old family recipe handed down for generations, until I found it in the 1964 Betty Crocker’s New Dinner for Two Cookbook. I love this meatloaf. But, it’s not traditional meatloaf at all – it’s very sweet and does not slice but rather crumbles all over your plate. Since this is what I grew up on, all other traditional meatloaves mean nothing to me. This is the one I crave.
Also, our table never looked like this. We never had a plate of squash and daisies as a side dish. We certainly didn’t drink coffee with dinner. We used to drink out of McDonald’s Collector Glasses. (Grimace was my favorite.)
Here is the recipe – try it – it’s yummy.
MOM’S MEATLOAF (via Betty Crocker)
1/2 lb. Ground Beef
1/4 lb. Ground Pork
1 ½ slices Wonder Bread, torn in pieces
½ cup Milk
1 Egg, beaten
2 tbs. Minced Onion
½ tsp. Salt
¼ tsp. Pepper
¼ tsp. Dry Mustard
¼ tsp. Celery Salt
¼ tsp. Garlic Salt
1 ½ tsp. Worcestershire Sauce
Heat oven to 350°. Mix all ingredients together thoroughly. Shape into two loaves in a shallow baking pan. Spread ketchup over top. Bake one hour.