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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 suppers.

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 servings.
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,
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old fashion
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delightful little Christmas story
with mouthwatering  recipes for
the most wonderful time of the

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

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

Logan's Halloween Story -
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
(With Apologies to Jean
By Robin L. Wallace

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

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

Home Remedies Medicines
Recipes From Olden Times.

Thanksgiving Day recipes and
story from the past.

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