Easy Meat Loaf Recipe

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   Recipe from the first lady in 1975, Mrs. Gerald Ford and a Recipe from the Vice Presidents wife in 1975, Mrs. Nelson Rockefeller.

Enjoy recipes from an old cookbook made years ago from a rural community plus a recipe from the White House during that time.

Easy Meat Loaf Recipe

Texas Meat Loaf

   Ingredients required
2 lb chopped chuck ground beef
one cup tomato juice
one very large onion
two or three slices lean bacon
Colonia Italian bread crumbs
3 slices of whole wheat bread
black pepper -

Preheat oven 350 degrees

Instructions for Texas Meat Loaf Recipe

   Run cold water over bread. Squeeze, and add to meat. Chop onions, and add. Poor tomato juice over mixture and mix thoroughly. Form into round loaf, and put in large deep frying pan (iron). Sprinkle crumbs over top of loaf. Put bacon chopped on top of loaf. Add small amount of water, 1/2 inch. Cover, and bake slowly at 350 degrees for 1 hour. Remove cover, and brown the last 30 minutes. Remove meat to the serving platter, and make a gravy from pan drippings, using gravy master for a dark gravy. Serves six to eight. Pepper can be added, no salt necessary due to bacon drippings through meat.

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Baking Abbreviations
tsp. - teaspoon
Tbsp. - tablespoon
C. - cup
pt. - pint
qt. - quart
pk. - peck
bu. - bushel
oz. - ounce, ounces
lb. - pound, pounds
sq. - square
min. - minute, minutes
hr. - hour, hours
mod. - moderate, moderately
doz. - dozen
Simplified Measures
dash - less than 1/8 teaspoon
3 teaspoons = 1 tablespoon
16 tablespoon = 1 cup
1 cup = 1/2 pint
2 cups = 1 pint
2 pints (4 cups) = 1 quart
4 quarts(liquid) = 1 gallon
8 quarts(solid) = 1 peck
4 pecks = 1 bushel
16 ounces = 1 pound
2 tablespoon = 1/4 cup
5 1/3 tablespoons = 1/3 cup
8 tablespoons = 1/2 cup
10 2/3 tablespoons = 2/3 cup
12 tablespoons = 3/4 cup
14 tablespoons = 7/8 cup