Wednesday, April 18, 2012
Vintage 50's Meatloaf Recipe
Do you like meatloaf?
Today I want to share a recipe with you from one of my favorite cookbooks.This is a Better Homes and Gardens New Cook Book. It is missing the copyright page, but from researching on the web, I believe it to be 1950's. It has some pretty fun artwork, and fabulous content.
I have had this cookbook for several years now. I found it one day at a local Goodwill store. I just adore it.
Inside there is a penciled star from a previous owner on a recipe that I figure, must have been a favorite. What I want to share today is the
Everyday Meat Loaf
2/3 c. dry bread crumbs
1 c. milk
1 1/2 lbs. ground beef
2 beaten eggs
1/4 c. grated onion
1 t. salt
1/2 t. sage
dash of pepper
Soak breadcrumbs in milk: add meat, eggs, onion, and seasonings; mix well. Form in individual loaves; place in greased muffin pans. Cover with Piquant Sauce* (page 348).
Bake in moderate oven (350*) 45 minutes. Makes 8 servings. Or form one loaf in 8 1/2x4 1/2x2 1/2-inch pan. Spread with sauce; bake 1 hour.
Combine 3 tablespoons brown sugar, 1/4 cup catsup, 1/4 teaspoon nutmeg, and 1 teaspoon dry mustard.
I took some personal liberties, and used packaged and seasoned bread crumbs, I also substituted a canned salsa, for the topping. Other than that, I did try to keep the making of this original.
It was a very simple meatloaf to make. The end result baked rather nicely and was firm and held together to slice.
My family and I enjoyed it for dinner, but it was just a little bland for my taste. But a very good base recipe to start a meat loaf on. And if only a few ingredients on hand, this makes a simple meatloaf to prepare.
Overall, I had fun preparing this and my family did enjoy eating it!
So, maybe you will enjoy making this 1950's style meat loaf, too.
I hope you are blessed by this post, and feel free to leave a comment! Have a great week!
Little Susie Home Maker