Betty Crocker Classic Fluffy Meatloaf

The Good Old Days….

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….)

Other suggestions:

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

Serves 8

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.


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