Amish Meat Loaf

*This is a recipe that was served to us at an Amish home in northern Indiana.

Meatloaf:

3 lb ground beef

2 eggs, beaten

2 cups cracker crumbs

1 cup milk

1 cup tomato juice

Diced onion, to taste

3 teaspoons salt

1/4 teaspoon pepper

Topping:

1/2 cup catsup

1/4 cup brown sugar

1/2 Tablespoon mustard

Combine all meatloaf ingredients and form into a loaf.  Cover loaf with topping.

Bake at 300 for 2 hours.

 

Old Fashioned Meatloaf

1 lb ground chuck

Ingredients

1 small onion, diced

1 egg

½ cup binder (dry oatmeal, wheaties, frosted flakes, corn flakes)

Salt to taste

Pepper to taste

¼ – ½ cup (depending on your tastes) Ketchup

 

Combine ingredient, except for ketchup in a large bowl.  My mom always mixed with her hands, so I do too!  Place the combined meat mixture into a loaf pan (I’m using muffin tins this time – something different.  I plan to freeze the remainder so that we have an easy meal in the future) or you can use any type of pan and form the meat mixture into a loaf.  Cover the top of the loaf with ketchup and place in an oven preheated to 350.  Bake for approximately 45 minutes to 1 hour.

 

We usually have mashed potatoes and cream style corn with this meal.

Ready for the oven

Completed Meal