My husband, Eric, bought everything to make meatloaf for dinner. Every family has their version. I talked to my mother-in-law about her recipe, which is in her head – she never used a recipe. I dug through her cupboards and found the Betty Crocker New Picture Cookbook from 1961, the year of my birth. I guess you all now know I’m 50! I think everyone should start having a “retro” night dinner a couple of times a month. Unearth some of those old recipes. Call your aunt, grandma or mom and ask her for some of your favorite recipes. (Notice how I didn’t say uncle, grandpa or dad….)
add 3 cloves minced garlic; spread bacon slices over the top before cooking and/or 3 Tbs catsup or barbecue sauce; substitute 1 Tbs horseradish and 1 Tbs for the mustard and sage;
substitute 1 cup sauerkraut for 1 cup breadcrumbs and add 1/2 tsp dill weed to taste;
try it with other herbs/spices or combinations added such as curry powder, cayenne and cumin, or oregano and basil.
Betty Crocker Classic Fluffy Meatloaf
1 lb ground beef
½ lb ground lean pork
2 cups breadcrumbs
1 egg, beaten
1½ cups milk
¼ cup minced onions
2 tsp salt
¼ tsp pepper
¼ tsp dry mustard
1/8 tsp ground sage
Mix ingredients thoroughly.
Pack into greased 9x5x3″ loaf pan.
Bake in 350˚ oven for 1½ hours.
Serve hot or let cool and chill and serve cold.