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Tasty southern meatloaf recipes

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Southern cooks have long specialized in meatloaf, and the variations are endless. Meatloaf makes for a hearty meal and a great many old southern recipe collection feature this delicious dish.

Here are a few of my favorite meatloaf recipes:

Cheesy Southern Meatloaf

  • 1 pound lean ground beef
  • 1 egg, beaten
  • 3/4 cup soft rye bread crumbs
  • 3/4 cup shredded mozzarella cheese
  • 3 tablespoons beer
  • 2 tablespoons pesto
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground nutmeg
  • 1/2 teaspoon pepper

In a large bowl combine egg, bread crumbs, cheese; beer, pesto, nutmeg and pepper. Add ground beef; mix well. Form into a loaf and place in baking dish. Bake at 350 for 1 hour. Remove from oven and transfer to a platter. Makes 4 servings.

Italian Style Meatloaf

  • 1 lb ground beef
  • ½ onion, diced
  • 1 can diced tomatoes
  • ½ cup bread crumbs
  • 1 egg
  • ½ teaspoon salt
  • ½ cup mozzarella cheese
  • ¾ teaspoon Italian seasoning
  • dash hot sauce

Mix together all ingredients well. Form into a loaf and place in baking dish. Bake about 1 hour at 350 degrees. Serves 4.

Zesty Meatloaf for Six

  • 1 ½ lbs ground beef
  • 1/2 lb ground pork
  • 1/4 cup chili sauce
  • 1/2 teaspoon poultry seasoning
  • 1 tablespoon Worcestershire sauce
  • 1/4 cup celery, finely chopped
  • 1/2 cup onion, finely chopped
  • 3 cups bread crumbs
  • 3/4 cup milk
  • 2 eggs
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon pepper

Soak bread in milk. Add eggs, onion, celery, Worcestershire sauce, salt, pepper, and poultry seasoning and mix thoroughly. Add beef and pork and place loaf in glass baking bowl. Bake at 350 degrees for 1 ½ hours. Spread chili sauce on top 15 minutes before removing. Serves 6.

Check out my favorite steak recipes.

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