Mama’s Meatloaf (For Real)

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.

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