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Ina's Meat Loaf

Ina's Meat Loaf

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  • Makes: 8 servings
  • Prep 35 mins
  • Bake 45 mins to 55 mins
  • Stand 10 mins

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  • 2 teaspoons olive oil
  • 1 medium onion, finely chopped (1/2 cup)
  • 1/2 cup chopped green sweet pepper
  • 2 cloves garlic, minced
  • 2 eggs
  • 1 teaspoon kosher salt
  • 1 teaspoon bottled hot pepper sauce
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground black pepper
  • 3/4 cup panko (Japanese-style bread crumbs) or fine dry bread crumbs
  • 1/3 cup snipped fresh cilantro
  • 1 pound lean ground beef
  • 8 ounces ground pork
  • 8 ounces ground veal or pork
  • 4 slices bacon


  1. Line a 15x10x1-inch baking pan with foil; set aside. In a large skillet, heat oil over medium heat. Add onion, green pepper and garlic; cook about 5 minutes or until vegetables are tender but not brown, stirring occasionally.
  2. Meanwhile, in a large bowl whisk together eggs, salt, hot pepper sauce and black pepper. Stir in panko, cilantro, and onion mixture. Add ground meats. With a large fork, stir gently until well combined.
  3. In the center of the prepared pan, shape meat mixture into a 9x5-inch loaf shape. Lay bacon slices in a single layer across the loaf, tucking ends under the loaf.
  4. Bake in a 350 degree F oven for 45 to 55 minutes or until internal temperature registers 160 degrees F on an instant-read thermometer. Let stand for 10 minutes before cutting into eight slices. If you like, chill leftover meat loaf, thinly slice and serve in sandwiches with lettuce and ketchup. Makes 8 servings.

Nutrition Facts

(Ina's Meat Loaf)

Servings Per Recipe 8, iron (mg) 2, sugar (g) 1, calcium (mg) 30, vit. A (IU) 292, Potassium (mg) 467, sodium (mg) 512, pro. (g) 27, Cobalamin (Vit. B12) (µg) 2, Folate (µg) 24, cal. (kcal) 360, fiber (g) 1, sat. fat (g) 9, chol. (mg) 146, Pyridoxine (Vit. B6) (mg) 1, Fat, total (g) 25, carb. (g) 6, Thiamin (mg) 0, vit. C (mg) 12, Niacin (mg) 7, Polyunsaturated fat (g) 2, Riboflavin (mg) 0, Monounsaturated fat (g) 11

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