Wednesday, October 5, 2016

Mock Ham Loaf

This is my version of A Basic and More Recipe...the original used hot dogs and crackers.  This version was a huge hit with my family.

1 pound ground beef
1 package turkey polish kielbasa (about 13 ounces or any other kielbasa)
1 cup fresh bread crumbs
1 egg
1/2 cup milk

1 cup brown sugar
3/4 cup water
1 tablespoon vinegar
1 tsp mustard

Preheat oven to 350. Mix beef, kielbasa, bread crumbs, egg and milk together.  Form into a loaf and place in a pan.  Make syrup by heating sugar, water, vinegar and mustard until it boils.  Pour half the syrup on ham loaf. Reserve the rest.   Bake for 1 and 1/2 hours.  Baste occasionally.  Serve with the reserved syrup.

Saturday, October 1, 2016

Ruthanna's Meatloaf Cassarole

Ruthanna Roberts made a version of this for a fellowship meal.  I loved it and thought it would make a good teen dish/large crowd dish.

This is my version.  But the bottom line is that you make a flat meatloaf and top with cheese and mashed potatoes.  You could also add veggies (mushrooms, mixed veggies)

Make a meatloaf.  This is my favorite recipe.  It is from The Basics and More cookbook.

 Preheat oven to 350.  Mix all ingredients together.

1.5 to 2 pounds of hamburger
1 cup bread crumbs
3/4 cup milk
1 egg
1/4 cup onion or 2 to 3 Tablespoons minced onions
1 tsp Montreal steak seasoning

Flatten into a 9 x 13 pan.  Bake 30-45 minutes

Remove from oven.  Drain extra grease.  Meanwhile make mashed potatoes (about 5 to 7 servings of instant)

6 slices of american cheese
4 ounces velveeta cheese cut into small pieces
Mashed potatoes
(If you are adding veggies place them on top of meatloaf after the american cheese and before the potatoes)

Place the 6 slices of american cheese.  Top with  mashed potatoes.  Then add velveeta cheese to the top.  Push the cheese down into the potatoes.  Bake another 15 to 20 minutes.