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Prep 10 mins
Cook 1 hr 30 mins
I like to keep this on hand for lunches, it freezes well, great for picnics in the summer, also good for buffets. Can be served hot as a meat loaf but we like it best cold. from Canadian Diabetes Association
- 1⁄2 lb lean ground beef
- 1⁄2 lb ground lean pork
- 1 slice bacon, finely chopped and lightly cooked
- 2 cloves garlic, smashed
- 1⁄4 cup fresh whole wheat bread crumbs
- 2 beef bouillon cubes
- 1⁄4 cup boiling water
- 1 egg, beaten
- 1⁄2 teaspoon salt
- 1⁄4 teaspoon ground pepper
- 1⁄4 teaspoon nutmeg
- 3 drops hot pepper sauce
- 1 bay leaf
- Combine ground beef and pork in a mixing bowl.
- Cook bacon lightly with garlic.
- Blot fat from bacon and garlic with a paper towel, add to meat mixture, stir in bread crumbs.
- Crush and dissolve bouillon cubes in boiling water, add to meat mixture.
- Stir in egg, salt, nutmeg, pepper and hot pepper sauce, mix thouroughly.
- Form into a firm 8 x 2 1/2 inch sausage roll.
- Wrap roll in cheesecloth or all purpose cloth.
- Tie ends securely.
- Place on a rack in large saucepan or Dutch oven.
- Add hot water just to cover, add bay leaf, cover and bring to a boil, simmer 1 1/2 hours.
- Lift roll from water and allow to drain.
- Remove cloth.
- Serve hot as a meat loaf or chill and serve as deli luncheon meat.
Rather than steaming this with the bay leaf, I grilled "burgers" from the mixture. It's been a major hit with all but my one daughter who absolutely refuses to eat anything made from pork. Ummm, I forgot to mention, I substituted deer burger for the hamburger (a common practice in my house). Thanks for the recipe Dorothy.