Dean's Regular & Individual Meat Loaves

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2 1/2 lb ground chuck
1 1/2 lb lean ground turkey
2 pkg onion soup mix
1 large vidalia onion, chopped
3 clove garlic, minced
5 medium eggs, or 4 large beaten well
1 large red bell pepper, chopped
1 1/2 c evaporated milk or regular
1 tsp black pepper
9 slice white bread
1 lb oscar mayer bacon, regular slice
1 3/4 c heinz catsup
1/3 c splenda brown sugar blend
2 tsp dry mustard powder
1 tsp garlic powder
1 tsp black pepper

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Rose Mary Mogan Recipe
Well Seasoned
Sauk Village, IL (pop. 10,506)
Member Since Sep 2011
Rose Mary's notes for this recipe:
This is my own personal take on a meat loaf recipe that I saw the Pioneer Woman make on Food Network. It is similiar but also different in so many ways. I know you will be pleased weather you make it as Individual or in the traditional size. The flavor is great, and I shared with my neighbors. You can also halves the recipe if you like, or freeze some for a day you do not have time to cook. It is a great recipe and the flavors are really great.Making individual servings is a quick way to get dinner on the table fast. My husband was very impressed, I won't mention how many he had. SMILE
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PREHEAT OVEN TO 350 DEGREES F. In a large bowl add the 9 slices bread along with both packets of onion soup mix. Then pour the milk over all, try to saturate the slices of bread with milk and allow to sit for about 10 minutes.
Then add both the ground chuck and ground turkey to the bowl, along with the minced garlic, chopped onions,bell pepper, eggs & black pepper. Mix thourgly to combine.
Lightly spray a long jelly roll pan with non stick cooking spray. Then shape ground meat mixture into individual shaped mini meat loaves and place on pan. Allowing space between each loaf. Then take a strip of bacon and cut in half, (I cut about 5 slices at a time)& wrap each individual meat loaf in bacon, by width or the long way.
Now in a small bowl combine catsup with dry mustard, brown sugar, garlic powder, & black pepper. Stir well to mix, and spread over each individual loaf, along base and on top. I had enough to make 14 individual meat loaves and 1 larger one, with a few slices of bacon left over, after all was said and done.
Place in preheated 350 degree F. Oven and bake for 55 minutes to 1 hour. Serve with Yukon Gold Mashed Potatoes and your choice of veggies. I made a stir fry of snow peas, onions, yellow squash & orange bell peppers.
This is what the larger meat loaf looked like.

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user Diane Hopson Smith DeeDee2011 - Jun 13, 2012
Rose Mary these look wonderful! I made meatloaf today using beef. I purchased some ground turkey on Monday for the freezer. Saving this recipe and I will definitely give this a try...sounds YUMMY!!
user jamie Beecham jamie4cakes - Jun 13, 2012
looks wonderful a keeper for me thanks
user Rose Mary Mogan cookinginillinois - Jun 13, 2012
Thank you so much Diane, we both had the same idea for dinner. LOL It was great, and I had enough to share with the neighbors, and they really loved it. Hope you and your family like it too. I always like to use a beef & turkey mixture, and it works out great. But I am sure you could use all of one or the other, according to your families preference. Thanks again Diane for your comments, I made mashed Potatoes last night, and a corn Souffle tonight Rose Mary's Corn Souffle Do keep me posted when you make them.
user Rose Mary Mogan cookinginillinois - Jun 13, 2012
Thanks Jamie, do keep me posted if you decide to make it. It is a definate winner in my household, and also with my neighbors Gayle & Bob. Thanks again. Have a good night.

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