meatloaf and a book

I made a new recipe last night from the Saving Dinner cookbook and it was really good.


I doubled the recipe and we ate one whole meatloaf, plus a quarter of the 2nd.  The boiled potatoes weren’t a big hit but I will be making a small batch of Aunt Colleen’s fabulous potato salad with the leftovers.  I peeled and sliced dark orange organic carrots for a side dish, too.

M A K E   M I N E  M E A T L O A F

1 teaspoon chili powder
salt and pepper, to taste
1 pound extra-lean ground beef
4 ounces corn kernels, drained and chopped
1 medium onion, chopped
1/2 cup soft bread crumbs
2 eggs, slightly beaten
1/4 cup green pepper, chopped
1/3 cup barbecue sauce

Preheat oven to 350.

Sprinkle chili powder, salt, and pepper over ground beef.  Add corn, onion, bread crumbs, eggs, bell pepper, and barbecue save, mixing thoroughly.  Using your hands, shape beef mixture into blobby loaf and place it on a rack in a shallow roasting pan (so it doesn’t swim in grease).  Bake for 1  1/2 hours or until cooked through.  Cut loaf into slices and spoon salsa over each serving.

NOTE* I used extra lean beef so I did the traditional method of baking in a loaf pan.  I let the children use their own topping; ketchup, BBQ sauce, or salsa.


The timing may be a little off, but I am currently reading this book and am enjoying it very much.  Enough that I’ll probably read it again in February.

3 thoughts on “meatloaf and a book

  1. Meatloaf is a favourite here. Your recipe sounds yummy! I love it cold on sandwiches the next day as well. It’s especially good on busy days. 🙂

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