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Meat Loaf for a Mob

 Meat Loaf for a Mob
Our small synagogue has two teams that alternate with churches of various denominations and civic organizations to provide meals at a homeless shelter. This tasty satisfying meat loaf is well liked there. -Niki Reese Eschen Santa Maria, California
32 ServingsPrep: 20 min. Bake: 1 hour

Ingredients

  • 8 eggs, lightly beaten
  • 1 can (46 ounces) V8 juice
  • 2 large onions, finely chopped
  • 4 celery ribs, finely chopped
  • 4-1/4 cups seasoned bread crumbs
  • 2 envelopes onion soup mix
  • 2 teaspoons pepper
  • 8 pounds ground beef
  • 3/4 cup ketchup
  • 1/3 cup packed brown sugar
  • 1/4 cup prepared mustard

Directions

  • In a very large bowl, combine the eggs, V8 juice, onions, celery,
  • bread crumbs, soup mix and pepper. Crumble beef over mixture and mix
  • well,
  • Shape into four loaves; place each loaf in a greased 13-in. x 9-in.
  • baking dish. Bake, uncovered, at 350° for 45 minutes.
  • Meanwhile, combine the ketchup, brown sugar and mustard. Spread over
  • loaves. Bake 15 minutes longer until no pink remains and a meat
  • thermometer reads 160°. Yield: 4 meat loaves.
Wine: Light-Bodied Red Wine: Enjoy this recipe with a light-bodied red wine such as Pinot Noir.