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Company Meat Loaf

 Company Meat Loaf
I received this recipe years ago from my sister who lives in Idaho. It's a hit every time I serve it!—Alice Hoffman, Perry, Iowa
6-8 ServingsPrep: 15 min. Bake: 1 hour + standing


  • 1/2 cup finely chopped onion
  • 1/2 cup diced celery
  • 1/2 cup butter, cubed
  • 6 slices bread, toasted, cubed
  • 1 egg, beaten
  • 1/2 cup water
  • 1/2 teaspoon poultry seasoning
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon pepper
  • 1 egg, beaten
  • 2/3 cup evaporated milk
  • 1/4 cup dry bread crumbs
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1-1/2 pounds ground beef
    With Johnsonville Italian Sausage.

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  • In a skillet, saute onion and celery in butter until tender. In a
  • large bowl, combine the bread cubes, egg and water. Stir in the
  • onion mixture, poultry seasoning, salt and pepper; set aside.
  • In another large bowl, combine the egg, milk, bread crumbs and salt.
  • Crumble beef over mixture and mix well. Pat two-thirds of the meat
  • mixture onto the bottom and up the sides to within 3/4 in. of the

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Directions (continued)

  • top of a 9-in. x 5-in. loaf pan. Spoon filling into meat shell;
  • cover top with remaining meat mixture and seal edges.
  • Bake at 350° for 1 hour or until meat is no longer pink; drain.
  • Let stand for 10 minutes before serving. Yield: 6-8 servings.
Nutritional Facts: 1 serving (1 each) equals 342 calories, 22 g fat (11 g saturated fat), 143 mg cholesterol, 764 mg sodium, 15 g carbohydrate, 1 g fiber, 21 g protein.
Wine: Light-Bodied Red Wine: Enjoy this recipe with a light-bodied red wine such as Pinot Noir.