Paw Paw's Kitchen
Meat Loaf
(Granny A. Farren 1973)

2 lbs ground beef
1/4 cup onion, diced
1/4 cup bell pepper, diced
1 egg, beaten
12 crackers, crushed, using a plastic sandwich bag
1 15 oz can tomato sauce (save 1/4 cup for topping)
1 teaspoon Worcestershire sauce
1 teaspoon salt
1/4 teaspoon black pepper

In a large mixing bowl crumble meat into chunks. ADD onions, bell pepper, egg, crackers, Worcestershire sauce, salt and pepper.

With clean, washed hands (all rings removed) smash all ingredients together, mix well. Work the meat and all ingredients until well blended.

Dump into a large baking dish with a lid. Mold meat mixture away from the sides of the bowl. Poke finger holes into the top of the mixture. Pour the 1/4 cup of tomato sauce over the meat, covering the holes. If you want more juice use a very small can of tomato sauce and pour over meat. Cover with the lid and put into a pre-heated oven of 350 degrees for 45-55 minutes. Meat loaf must be bubbling around the top edge to be done. No pink meat. Do not over bake.

Serve with mashed potatoes, green beans, salad, cornbread or hot rolls.

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Paw Paw Jim