Tillie's Meat Loaf
By Donna Brown gabbiegirl
Do you remember the school lunches years ago when we had fried chicken or meat loaf and mashed potatoes with homemade rolls? You could smell those rolls all a.m. while in class. I don't know who Tillie was, but she was one of the cooks who made the meat dishes at an elementary school when students had those kinds of lunches to look forward to. The sauce recipe makes quite a bit, so I often reduce it, but in keeping with the original recipe, I've stated it like it is. (Thankfully, it has been reduced to a family sized recipe.) My daughter-in-law didn't like meat loaf until she ate this one.
I LOVE the sauce in this recipe! We had a little extra left over, so spooned it over the slices on our plates... What a treat! Like Donna's daughter-in-law, I was never one to have been mistaken for the world's biggest meatloaf fan. Now, though, I do believe my colors have changed! Thanks, Donna.
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About this Recipe
Dale Stanley viction - Dec 7, 2009
Yes! This has all my favorite ingredients in it! I'm curious about using powdered milk... Will have to give it a try.
Jan Mullikin jmulliki - Jun 8, 2010
My husband is a meatloaf aficionado--can't wait to try this! I use Laura's Lean for meatloaf to cut down on the fat. Hope it doesn't diminish the flavor of this recipe. I'll let you know how it turns out with the super lean. Thanks for the recipe!
Donna Brown gabbiegirl - Jun 8, 2010
I, also, use the leaner beef and also ground turkey to make this and it is really good.
Marieta Chong MarsVenus - Oct 23, 2010
Hi Donna, I'm looking forward to make your recipe soon! Do you mean you've used the beef & turkey at the same time? Like 1 lb lean beef plus 1/2 lb ground beef? I'm so happy to see bell peppers as one of the ingredients because I have some growing in my backyard & got tired of using it for salads. And I love the powered milk since my milk almost always expires before I finish it. Have a great weekend!
Donna Brown gabbiegirl - Oct 23, 2010
Hi, Marieta. You can do it like you want to. If you use the beef, you will want to drain the grease off before you put the sauce on. I've made it mixing the beef and turkey. I've just used the beef and I've just used the turkey. Of course, when they made it at school they used ground beef and probably not lean ground beef either, but it was good!! I hope you enjoy!