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Ribbon Meat Loaf

This recipe came from a cookbook compiled by my sorority sisters. Leftovers, if there are any, make delicious sandwiches. - Janet Clatney, Saskatoon, Saskatchewan
  • Total Time
    Prep: 20 min. Bake: 1-1/2 hours + standing
  • Makes
    6 servings


  • 1 large egg yolk
  • 1 cup whole milk
  • 3 slices bread, torn into small pieces
  • 1/4 cup finely chopped onion
  • 1 teaspoon Worcestershire sauce
  • 1/4 teaspoon each celery salt, garlic salt, ground mustard, rubbed sage and pepper
  • 1-1/2 pounds lean ground beef
  • 1 cup shredded cheddar cheese
  • 2 slices bread, torn into small pieces
  • 1 large egg white, beaten
  • 1 tablespoon water


  • In a large bowl, combine the first three ingredients. Let stand for 5 minutes. Add the onion, Worcestershire sauce and seasonings. Crumble beef over mixture and mix well. Pat half into a greased 9x5-in. loaf pan. Combine filling ingredients; spoon over meat mixture. pat remaining meat mixture over filling. bake, uncovered, at 350° for 1-1/2 hours or until meat is no longer pink and a thermometer reads 16°; drain. Let stand for 10 minutes before slicing.
If you don't own an egg separator, crack an egg into a funnel over a bowl. The yolk will stay in the funnel and the while will pass through.

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  • Bean Q
    Oct 22, 2010

    Before subscribing to Taste of Home this was the only meat loaf our family would eat. Taste of Home has just given me so many more flavors and options, but we still like this old standby.