BATES MOTEL MEATLOAF

sallye bates

By
@grandedame

A must have recipe when you've got growing hungry male-type teenagers to fill up. You can easily double or even triple this recipe if needed

It is wonderfully flavorful and a great meal anytime.


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Serves:

2-4

Prep:

15 Min

Cook:

45 Min

Method:

Bake

Ingredients

1 lb
lean ground beef
1 medium
white onion, chopped fine
1 medium
green bell pepper, chopped fine
1 medium
rib celery, chopped fine
1-1/2 c
cracker crumbs, finely crushed
2 can(s)
hunts tomato sauce
1 large
egg
1/4 c
milk
1 tsp
salt
1 tsp
pepper
1 to 2 tsp
chili seasoning (DIY CHILI OR TACO SEASONING (SALLYE))
1 dash(es)
worcestershire sauce (optional)

Directions Step-By-Step

1
Preheat oven to 350º
Peel and quarter onion, place pieces in food processor
Remove stems, veins & seeds from bell peppers, cut into quarters & add to food processor
Cut celery ribs into 2" lengths and add to food processor
Pulse together until finely minced.

Leave in processor bowl for now.
2
Place crushed crackers in large mixing bowl.

Lightly beat egg, add milk and 1 can of tomato sauce and mix together
Add to crackers and stir rogether.

Allow to set for a few minutes so crackers will absorb liquid.

Add more milk if too dry
3
Pour vegetables from food processor into cracker mix
Add salt, pepper and chili mix and blend together

***NOTE: You can use your preferred blend of chili seasoning in place of my homemade mix.
4
Add meat to cracker mixture
With hands, mix meat and crumb mixture together, making sure veggies and crumb mix are spread evenly throughout the meat

Form into a loaf shape and place in baking dish (I use my large cast iron skillet)

Slowly pour the remaining can of tomato sauce over the entire loaf
5
Place baking dish in oven on middle rack and cook for 30 minutes

After 30 minutes, turn heat to 400º and cook for another 10-15 minutes to brown.

Remove from oven and allow to rest for 5-10 minutes before plating

About this Recipe

Course/Dish: Beef, Meatloafs
Main Ingredient: Beef
Regional Style: American
Other Tags: Quick & Easy, For Kids