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ISO: Old 'no tomato' odd meatloaf recipe


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ISO: Old 'no tomato' odd meatloaf recipe

dhberry | Sep 23, 2007 11:03 PM

I had a recipe from a late friend's ancient college/simple/easy cookbook, possibly twenty years old, for the BEST meatloaf I ever had. Through the years and through computer crashes, I'd call her again and again for the exact recipe. You'd think I'd remember it by heart, but I never did. I miss my friend and I miss her meatloaf.

I don't know the title, but honestly, until this recipe I never liked meatloaf. I'll list the basics, and if anyone knows this recipe - which is a little strange - please do post it. I've searched the internet, searched my own collection of a hundred cookbooks and I've tried to recreate it from memory, but I haven't gotten it right.

Here are the basics:

Ground beef (I think we adapted with part pork)
Large onion, grated or chopped fine (it seems like a lot of onion when you make it)
More than a cup of torn fresh cheap white bread (again, seems like an awful lot of bread)
More than a cup of beef broth or water (Yep, it seems like a lot when you make it)
At least one egg

You heat the liquid and partially cook the onion in it, then add the bread and let soak. Then you mix it all up. I think that's the gist of it. I recall trying to fix it up with the additions of several up-market stuff to impress my friend, but only the basic silly recipe had the magic. The uncooked stuff looks really loose and just impossible that it would be any good - BUT it makes a meatloaf that tastes so light, so flavorful, so tender that I'd swoon at the first bite. And the next bite. And the next day. Oh what I would give for that meatloaf recipe!

Does anybody know it?

Thank you, thank you if you can help. I crave this meatloaf so severely at times I could cry.

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