BATES MOTEL MEATLOAF

1
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.

Rating:
★★★★★ 3 votes
Comments:
Serves:
2-4
Prep:
15 Min
Cook:
45 Min
Method:
Bake

Ingredients

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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)

How to Make BATES MOTEL MEATLOAF

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

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About BATES MOTEL MEATLOAF

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




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