(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
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.)