Mama's Meatloaf

(by Cherie Burns)


2 lb. ground beef

1 lb. ground pork sausage

1 lb. ground veal

2 garlic cloves, finely chopped

1 large onion, finely chopped

1 1/2 t. salt

1 t. freshly ground black pepper

1 t. thyme

1 t. rosemary

1/2 c. bread crumbs

2 eggs, lightly beaten

1/2 t. Tabasco

ketchup

Preheat oven to 350 F.

Mix all the ingredients except ketchup in a bowl, combining thoroughly with hands.

Fill a 9 x 5 loaf pan with the mixture, and smooth top into a mound.

Make an indentation 1/2 inch deep down the length of the loaf, and fill with ketchup.

Set loaf pan in a larger roasting pan filled halfway with water.

Bake for 1 – 1 1/2 hours, or until a meat thermometer reaches 150 F.


(Read Passing the Baton, the story that accompanies this recipe.)

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