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    Classic Meat Loaf

    Total Time:

    Prep Time:

    Cook Time:

    1 hr 40 mins

    40 mins

    1 hr

    LeVert Thomas's Note:

    BHG,Scott Peacock recipe, adapted as suggested. I happen to love Meat Loaf, and this recipe is one of my all-time favorites.

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    Ingredients:

    Serves: 8

    Yield:

    Loaf

    Units: US | Metric

    Directions:

    1. 1
      Preheat oven to 350°F
    2. 2
      In large skillet heat butter until melted and foaming. Add onions and celery. Season to taste with salt and pepper. Cook three minutes, being careful not to brown.
    3. 3
      Sprinkle thyme over onion mixture. Rub garlic and pinch of salt into paste; add garlic. Cook and stir until onions are tender and translucent. Stir in grated carrot; remove from heat. Cool completely. Meanwhile, soak bread in half-and-half. Lightly beat eggs.
    4. 4
      In large mixing bowl combine ground meats, bacon, cooled vegetables, and bread crumb mixture. sprinkle the 1-3/4 teaspoon of salt and the pepper. Using hands, mix until well blended.
    5. 5
      Turn mixture into rectangular baking dish. Using hands, shape into a 9x5 inch loaf. Make shallow indentation around sides.
    6. 6
      For Ketchup Topping: Combine ketchup, brown sugar, and vinegar. Spoon over top of loaf. Bake on middle rack for 1 hour or until meat thermometer reaches 155°F Let rest 10 minutes.

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    Ratings & Reviews:

    • on August 07, 2009

      55

      This recipe is wonderful. Very moist and flavorful. I would definitely make it again.

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    • on March 01, 2009

      55

      One of the tastiest meat loaves I have ever tried. My husband loved it and that is a big recommendation...he is not usually a meat loaf fan. Thank you LeVert.

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    Nutritional Facts for Classic Meat Loaf

    Serving Size: 1 (279 g)

    Servings Per Recipe: 8

    Amount Per Serving
    % Daily Value
    Calories 599.8
     
    Calories from Fat 330
    55%
    Total Fat 36.7 g
    56%
    Saturated Fat 14.4 g
    72%
    Cholesterol 209.1 mg
    69%
    Sodium 905.6 mg
    37%
    Total Carbohydrate 21.3 g
    7%
    Dietary Fiber 1.3 g
    5%
    Sugars 9.2 g
    36%
    Protein 44.0 g
    88%

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