Prep 20 mins
Cook 40 mins
This comes from the Harley-Davidson Cafe in New York, which apparently is no longer in business. However, the Las Vegas Harley-Davidson Cafe may still serve it. The portions in the recipe would have to be adjusted unless you are freezing some or serving for a good size dinner party.
- 1⁄2 lb bacon
- 1 cup chopped onion
- 1 cup chopped celery
- 3⁄4 tablespoon black pepper
- 3⁄4 tablespoon onion powder
- 1 1⁄2 tablespoons dried thyme
- 2 tablespoons salt
- 1 1⁄2 tablespoons dry mustard
- 1 1⁄2 tablespoons paprika
- 3⁄4 tablespoon garlic powder
- 1 cup tomato juice
- 3⁄4 cup evaporated milk
- 2 cups dry breadcrumbs
- 4 eggs
- 5 lbs ground beef
- Preheat oven to 450 degrees.
- Cook bacon in frying pan, remove, drain and chop.
- Leave drippings in pan and saute (but do not brown) onion and celery.
- Add pepper, onion powder, thyme, salt, mustard, paprika and garlic powder.
- Cook for 10 minutes.
- Remove pan from heat and add tomato juice and evaporated milk.
- Mix bread crumbs with eggs and add to meat.
- Add spice mixture and bacon to meat mixture and mix gently.
- Place mixture in two or three 8 x 4 inch individual loaf pans.
- Cook until done, about 40 to 50 minutes, or until internal temperature reaches 160 degrees on a meat thermometer.
Sorry .. I may have done something wrong but I believe I made it just as it is here but the thyme was just too overpowering for us. Good texture but i wonder if that should have been teasons and not tablespoons. I will try that next time.
I halved recipe, fiddled with a it a bit, TRUE! Came out moist, delicious too, Wasn't big fan of meatloaf before, Now hubby asks can he have more? Thanks for sharing this...sad cafe's closed as well? Perhaps a reincarnated one will open? Only time will tell!
I think this was the bigest meatlosf mixture I have ever made. (LOL). Just had a little trouble getting it well blended otherwise it was a good meatloaf. It made a good meatloaf sandwich the next day. I served this with recipe #26462 Bob's seasoned scalloped potatoes. Thanks Martini Guy.