Prep 15 mins
Cook 1 hr
Another one of Judy's recipes. I haven't try this one yet.
For the season mix
- 2 bay leaves
- 1 teaspoon salt
- 1⁄2 teaspoon cayenne
- 1 teaspoon pepper
- 1⁄2 teaspoon cumin
- 1⁄2 teaspoon nutmeg
For the rest
- 4 tablespoons butter
- 3⁄4 cup onion, chopped
- 1 cup celery, chopped
- 1⁄2 cup green pepper, chopped
- 1⁄4 cup green onion, thinly sliced
- 2 teaspoons garlic, minced
- 1 teaspoon Tabasco sauce
- 1 tablespoon Worcestershire sauce
- 1⁄2 cup evaporated milk
- 1⁄2 cup ketchup
- 1 1⁄2 lbs ground beef
- 1⁄2 lb ground pork
- 2 eggs, lightly beaten
- 1 cup breadcrumbs
- Preheat oven to 350°F.
- In a small bowl mix together all the season mix ingredients.
- In a sauce pan melt the butter and add onion, celery green peppers, green onions, garlic, Tabasco, Worcestershire and season mix.
- Saute until mix starts to stick to the pan, about 5 minutes.
- Then add evaporated milk and ketchup. Cook a few minutes and allow to cool to room temperature. Remove bay leaves.
- Mean while, mix together ground beef, with ground pork, eggs and breadcrumbs.
- When veggie mix reaches room temperature mix it into the the ground beef mixture.
- Bake in a 9x13 inch pan at 350 degrees for 25 minutes.
- Raise heat to 400 degrees and cook an additional 35 minutes or until done.
We really enjoyed this meatloaf and all the veggies that were in it, although there are a few things I will change next time. I found the meatloaf hard to slice without it crumbling; I think the moisture the vegetables gave off while baking may have contributed to this, so I'll cut down the amounts of each vegetable just a little bit. (I had to put it in the fridge overnight to firm up before I could slice it neatly to take a photo.) I also tried putting it in a 9x13" baking pan, as directed, but the loaf was only about 1 1/2 inches high, so I transferred it to the loaf pan I use to make meatloaf and it came out with the usual meatloaf slice shape. It had a lot of nice juices left in the bottom of the loaf pan, so next time I'll try and reduce it, add a little cornstarch, and see what the gravy tastes like. Thanks for posting this delicious recipe!