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An old fashion, vintage, collection of meat loaf recipes found handwritten on
recipe cards.  The cards were collected from vintage tin recipe boxes.

I started collecting these inexpensive retro recipes and are including them here
for all to enjoy.  Meat loaves being one of my personal favorite dinners or

With its crispy ketchup covered top and juicy inside, who can resist the meat
loaf.  You can make tiny little loaves or one big dinner size loaf.  The mere
thought is making my mouth water.

As a left over, nothing compares to the meatloaf.  It make the best cold
sandwich, smothered with all your favorite condiments. Perfect for that
lunchbox the next day.

Pop a meat loaf the oven, set the timers and you had dinner waiting on you by
the time the kids came home from school.
Mini Meat Loaves

1 Can tomato soup - 10 or so ounces.
2 lbs Hamburger
1/4 Cup fin dry bread crumbs
1 Egg - slightly beaten
1/4 Cup finely chopped onion
1 t. Salt
1/4 t Each pepper, sage, crushed thyme leaves
2 T. Shortening
2 - 4 T. Water

Mix thoroughly 1/4 cup soup, beef, bread crumbs, egg, onion, salt, and 1/8 t.
each pepper, sage, and thyme.
Shape firmly into 6 mini meat loaves.
In skillet brown loaves in shortening, pour off fat.  Stir in remaining soup and
seasonings, plus water.
Cover, cook over low heat 20 minutes or until done.
Stir occasionally.  Serve with parsley potatoes and broccoli if desired. Makes 6
Meat Loaf Cacciatore

Measure into large bowl: 1 1/2 lbs. ground beef
1 egg, beaten, 1 cup milk, 1 1/2 teaspoons salt, 1 cup
coarse soft bread crumbs, 1/8 teaspoon pepper, 2
tablespoons finely chopped onion, 1/3 cup finely chopped
celery, 2 tablespoons prepared mustard. Mix well, using a
two pronged fork - pack into lightly oiled glass loaf pan to
shape it, then turn out into a greased shallow baking pan.
Meat Loaf Recipes
Indian Meat Loaf
Taken from a recipe box where most recipes were dated 1958 or 59.
This recipe did not have a name on it, like most of the others did.

1 pound of ground beef
1/2 pound ground pork
1 egg
1/2 cup corn meal
2 teaspoons salt
1/2 teaspoon of sage
1 1/4 cups canned tomatoes
1/2  cup onion
1/4 cup chopped green peppers
1/2 cup of cream styled corn
1/4 teaspoon of pepper

Combine all ingredients, mixing we.. Pack into 5 x 9-inch loaf pan.  Bake in a
moderate oven, 350 degrees, for 1 1/2 hours.  Makes 6 to 8 servings.
Meat Loaf

1 pound ground beef
1 1/4 cups soft bread crumbs
1/4 cup chopped green pepper
1 medium sized onion, finely chopped
1 egg
1/4 cup milk
1/4 cup catsup
1/2 teaspoon salt
2 teaspoons prepared horseradish
1 teaspoon prepared mustard
Combine ingredients with your hands.  Pack in a 9 by 5 by 3 inch greased
loaf pan.  Bake at 375 degrees for 35 minutes.  Serve as a cold meat, or hot
with gravy.  Makes 4 servings.

Betty's Meat Loaf Jan. 29, 1974 Chillicothe Ohio
1 1/2 ground beef
2 eggs
4 slices rye bread
Give a good sprinkle of salt, thyme and pepper.
1 package onion soup - dry
1/2 onion -medium size

1/2 cup Buttermilk
1/2 cup milk
1/2 cup tomato juice
(she has "Scant" written after all three of these ingredients)

Knead and pat together - Spread out in pan.
Brooks Catsup on top.
Bake at 350 degrees about 1 1/2 hours until done.
Done when pulls away from sides of pan
Self Basting Meatloaf

3/4 cup catsup
1/4 cup dark brown sugar, firmly packed
3/4 teaspoon dry mustard
1/4 teaspoon allspice
1 1/2 pounds ground chuck beef
1 cup fresh bread crumbs
1 large egg
1/3 cup lemon juice
1 small onion, finely chopped
1 1/2 teaspoons salt
1/4 teaspoon pepper

In a small bowl whisk together catsup, brown sugar, mustard and
all-spice.  Set aside.  In a large bowl mix together beef, bread
crumbs, egg, lemon juice, onion, salt and pepper.  Pack into a wet 7
1/2 x 3 1/2 x 2 1/4 inch loaf pan.  Turn out on a foil lined 7 x 11
inch baking pan.  Spread half the reserved ketchup mixture over the
top.  Bake in preheated 400 degree oven for 35 minutes.  Spread
remaining ketchup mixture over top.  Bake 5 minutes longer.  Let
stand 10 minutes before serving with rice.

More delicious
Beef Dinner recipes, plus
recipes for steaks, gravies, barbeque
recipes and old fashion ground beef
Read, "The Story of the Missing Cookie
Jar" by PenVampyre.  
A delightful little
Christmas story with mouthwatering  
recipes for the most wonderful time of
the year!

Read "Santa and the Magic Key", plus
recipes for your holidays.
A story by
Robin Wallace.

Read "Easter and Where NOT to Hide
Memories of Easters past and a
few vintage recipes.

Logan's Halloween Story -
The original
story won first place in sixth-eighth
grade division of Southeastern Middle
School, 2005 by Logan Lyon.

Food and Genealogy.  
A story By Robin
L. Wallace.  Our lives, our families, our
very history's are defined by the foods
we eat.

Family Reunion Recipes.
"The Fourth of July and Other Disasters"
(With Apologies to Jean Shepherd)
By Robin L. Wallace

A short story by Suellen Fry. Memories
of my father and his version of

Memorial Day Recipes - "For me,
Memorial Day was the day when we
went out where relatives were buried in
the tiny, local cemeteries and thoroughly
cleaned up each gravesite, carrying away
branches that may have fallen in the

Grandma Irwin's Story of Courage and
Swit Tater Biskits Recipe

Home Remedies Medicines Recipes From
Olden Times.

Thanksgiving Day recipes and story from
the past.

College Foods and Other Mistakes I Have
meat loaf recipes
Betty's Meat Loaf
Self Basting Meatloaf
Mini Meat Loaves