Years and years ago I was at the grocery store check out and saw this magazine, Taste of Home Ground Beef Recipe Collection. I don’t know what year it was. The cover of the magazine has long since worn off. I would guess the late 90’s.
At the time they were still milking cows at the farm where my husband, Kramer, worked. They would have cows that would injure themselves and sadly would have to be put down. If the meat was usable, the cow would be taken to the local locker and processed into ground beef. Because of that, we given a lot of ground beef, often for free or only for the cost of processing.
With five hungry kids at home and a large grocery bill, ground beef became the mainstay at our house. Ground beef is very versatile but at some point, most everyone got tired of the ground beef dishes I was making. At seeing this magazine, I immediately grabbed it and had the cashier ring it up.
The magazine was a Godsend. I am totally serious. I tried recipe after recipe after recipe in this magazine. I don’t think I have ever used a recipe book more with such success.
Well, last Monday Kelli was going to be home. She suggested us playing cards. Now that Kramer isn’t here to play, we often don’t have enough to play but Kelli and I called Craig and Karl and asked them to play. That meant I had to make supper for them and the 3 grandkids that came along.
I ended up wanting to make something that I hadn’t made in a while. Company Meat Loaf came to mind…
It’s a recipe from the well-loved magazine. I didn’t make it often as there are four meatloaf recipes in my arsenal. This one is good. It is made so that there is stuffing in the center of the loaf. I made this one when I had bread that was getting stale.
Here is the recipe…You can tell from the picture that the recipe is well-loved. There are stains and notations.
When I made mine, I made a double batch. Karl loves leftovers for work so there were some for him to take.
Here is the hamburger mixture. This is 2/3 of the mix in a casserole bowl. If you are making it, you’d use a loaf pan. You can see I started pushing the meat mixture up the sides.
Next in goes the stuffing mixture. It should look something like this.
Take the rest of the meat mix and flatten it out in your hands. Lay it on top to cover the stuffing.
Here is mine all dished out on a plate along with my favorite ring noodle macaroni salad. The recipe for the macaroni salad can be found HERE.
Everyone was excited about the change in the menu. It’s been a bit since we’ve had meatloaf so it was a treat. My family all loves stuffing so the recipe is a good fit for us too.
I think I’m going to keep my magazine out and try a couple of other recipes in there. I haven’t tried them all yet!!