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Poyha (Native American Meatloaf)

Russ Myers


This is a different kind of meatloaf recipe handed down by the Cherokee Indians. Modified for today's resources.


★★★★★ 2 votes

4-6 servings
20 Min
1 Hr 10 Min


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1/2 C. cornmeal
1 onion, chopped
1/2 C. water
1 tsp. salt
1 lb. ground beef or ground venison
2 eggs
15-oz can whole kernel corn, drained
vegetable oil

How to Make Poyha (Native American Meatloaf)


  • 1Measure the cornmeal and place in a small bowl. Add the water and stir to mix. Allow to stand. Brown the ground beef in a small amount of vegetable oil. When the meat is thoroughly cooked, add the corn and onion; cook 10 minutes. Add the salt, egg and cornmeal mixture. Stir well; cook 15 minutes. Put in a greased loaf pan and bake 30-45 minutes at 350 degrees in oven. Slice and serve with brown gravy.

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About Poyha (Native American Meatloaf)

Course/Dish: Beef, Meatloafs
Main Ingredient: Wild Game
Regional Style: American
Other Tag: Heirloom

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