Cajun Meat Loaf Recipe

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Cajun Meat Loaf Recipe

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MAKES:
175-200 servings
TOTAL TIME:
Prep: 1-3/4 hours Bake: 70 min.
MAKES:
175-200 servings
TOTAL TIME:
Prep: 1-3/4 hours Bake: 70 min.

Ingredients

  • 40 bay leaves
  • 1/2 cup salt
  • 1/4 cup each pepper, white pepper, cayenne pepper, ground cumin and nutmeg
  • 40 green onions, thinly sliced
  • 15 medium onions, chopped
  • 10 medium green peppers, chopped
  • 40 garlic cloves, minced
  • 4 cups butter or margarine
  • 1 cup Worcestershire sauce
  • 2/3 cup hot pepper sauce
  • 6 cans (12 ounces each) evaporated milk
  • 1 bottle (64 ounces) ketchup
  • 8 packages (8 ounces each) dry bread crumbs (20 cups)
  • 3 dozen eggs, beaten
  • 30 pounds lean ground beef
  • 10 pounds ground pork

Directions

Combine the seasonings; set aside. In Dutch ovens, saute onions, green peppers and garlic in butter until tender. Add Worcestershire sauce, hot pepper sauce and reserved seasonings. Cook and stir for 8-10 minutes. Discard bay leaves. Remove from the heat; stir in milk and ketchup. Cool. Add bread crumbs and eggs; mix well. In several large bowls, combine beef, pork and vegetable mixture; mix well. Pat into 11 greased 13-in. x 9-in. baking pans. Bake at 350° for 65-75 minutes or until a meat thermometer reads 160°-170°; drain. Let stand 10 minutes before cutting. Yield: 175-200 servings.
Originally published as Cajun Meat Loaf in Taste of Home October/November 2000, p54

Nutritional Facts

1 slice: 222 calories, 13g fat (6g saturated fat), 97mg cholesterol, 526mg sodium, 6g carbohydrate (2g sugars, 1g fiber), 19g protein.

  • 40 bay leaves
  • 1/2 cup salt
  • 1/4 cup each pepper, white pepper, cayenne pepper, ground cumin and nutmeg
  • 40 green onions, thinly sliced
  • 15 medium onions, chopped
  • 10 medium green peppers, chopped
  • 40 garlic cloves, minced
  • 4 cups butter or margarine
  • 1 cup Worcestershire sauce
  • 2/3 cup hot pepper sauce
  • 6 cans (12 ounces each) evaporated milk
  • 1 bottle (64 ounces) ketchup
  • 8 packages (8 ounces each) dry bread crumbs (20 cups)
  • 3 dozen eggs, beaten
  • 30 pounds lean ground beef
  • 10 pounds ground pork
  1. Combine the seasonings; set aside. In Dutch ovens, saute onions, green peppers and garlic in butter until tender. Add Worcestershire sauce, hot pepper sauce and reserved seasonings. Cook and stir for 8-10 minutes. Discard bay leaves. Remove from the heat; stir in milk and ketchup. Cool. Add bread crumbs and eggs; mix well. In several large bowls, combine beef, pork and vegetable mixture; mix well. Pat into 11 greased 13-in. x 9-in. baking pans. Bake at 350° for 65-75 minutes or until a meat thermometer reads 160°-170°; drain. Let stand 10 minutes before cutting. Yield: 175-200 servings.
Originally published as Cajun Meat Loaf in Taste of Home October/November 2000, p54

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Donut Queen User ID: 6883809 276498
Reviewed Oct. 19, 2017

"I first came across this recipe on another site where it is scaled down to 8 servings. I use this almost exclusively to make the most amazing burgers in existence! The only changes I make are to use all ground beef, and whole milk instead of evaporated."

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