This recipe comes from a "Cooking with Paula Deen" magazine (May/June 2006). My family loves this served with macaroni and cheese. The leftovers made a delicious sandwich the next day, topped with your favorite burger toppings.
I have tried so many recipes for chili, and this one is by far the best. Rick is my chili taster expert so that is why I call it Rick's chili. I have so many chili recipes this is how I keep his fav separate, by naming it after him.
This is what I call awesome home cooking...My Mom used to make this and we'd all be dying just smelling how wonderful it was going to be while it was cooking! My Mom was a gifted cook, and this recipe just might prove it...YUM!
My mother made the best meatloaf in town, but would never share her recipe saying it was just a basic meatloaf recipe with a "secret ingredient". Now all MY family and friends beg for this meatloaf, but only my daughter knows the secret ingredient -- now you will too. You will get raves on this one!
This was posted about 10?15? years ago in a ladies magazine and I kept all of The Frugal Gourmet's Recipes. Jeff Smith aka The Frugal Gourmet recently died. He had his own cooking show on PBS and his recipes were fantastic! Hearty Meatloaf with a creamy gravy that is fantastic over the loaf and of course the mashed potatoes! Freezes WELL and is great the next day! *MY notes: I find using 1/3 beef, 1/3 ground turkey & 1/3 ground pork works really well here too **
My grandmother shared this recipe with me many years ago. It's been our family favorite ever since. I generally use very lean ground beef and it's still nice and moist. Wonderful left over on sandwiches! Although meatloaf is enjoyed throughout the entire U.S., this version gives credit to the region where Heinz 57 became a household word - the Mid-Atlantic region.