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Sunday Meat Loaf

Total Time

Prep: 15 min. Bake: 1-1/2 hours

Makes

10 servings

I try to make special foods for my family. So I add this and that to recipes to create memorable meals. This meat loaf often appears on our Sunday dinner table. - Patricia Van Houten, Elkton, Kentucky

Ingredients

  • 1 cup stewed tomatoes, chopped
  • 1 egg, beaten
  • 3/4 cup quick-cooking oats
  • 1 medium carrot, grated
  • 1 celery rib, diced
  • 2 bacon strips, cooked and crumbled
  • 1 envelope onion soup mix
  • 2-1/2 pounds lean ground beef
  • Ketchup

Directions

  1. In a large bowl, combine the first seven ingredients. Crumble beef over mixture and mix well. Shape into a loaf in a greased 13x9-in. baking dish. Drizzle with ketchup. Bake, uncovered, at 350° for 1-1/2 hours or until meat is no longer pink and a thermometer reads 160°. Using two large spatulas, carefully transfer meat loaf to a serving platter.
If you open up a whole package of bacon but don't use it all at once, freeze strips in a single layer on a baking sheet. When frozen, transfer to a large resealable plastic bag. Remove and thaw strips as needed.

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