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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Rating:
★★★★★ 3 votes
Comments:
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)

Step-By-Step

1Preheat 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.

2Place 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

3Pour 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.

4Add 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

5Place 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