Recipe submitted by Mrs J. R. Diller, Hesston, Kan.
1 1/2 pounds hamburger
1 cup soft bread crumbs
1 cup milk or tomato juice
1 medium onion, minced
1 or 2 eggs beaten
1 tsp salt
1/8 tsp pepper
6 strips bacon
Soak bread crumbs in milk and add beaten egg.
Add meat, onion and seasoning. Form into a loaf (do not pack) and place in a baking dish; then put strips of bacon on top of loaf.
Bake at 375 degrees for 1 hour.
Another variation may be made by removing baked hamburger loaf from pan and placing it in a broiler pan. Spread with catsup and place under broiler for several minutes.
This variation submitted by Mrs Pearl Schmidt, Greensburg, Kan.
This was super good! It was probably in part by the awesome grass fed beef from Country Meadows Farms at Central Market. Also, there was bacon on top….. I mean really, how can that ever go bad?
I did change a few things; I added about 3 times the amount of salt and pepper called for as well as some garlic salt and an extra onion.
I doubled the recipe and used 2 eggs total. My bread crumbs were made from 14 grain bread from Rics Bread
Lastly, use the catsup, just do it, it makes it wonderful!
The birthday girl later told me she doesn’t even really like meat loaf…….she loved this!