Favorite Recipe for Thanksgiving

My mother and I generally have meatloaf for Thanksgiving. It’s a non-traditional meal in this area, (traditional=turkey) but we enjoy having it. You can make it as large as you want by adapting the ingredient amounts; the recipe we use doesn’t take anything we don’t usually have on hand, and there’s leftovers for the next day, (YUM!) so one meatloaf gives us a couple meals. As the saying goes, “It works for us.” I am getting hungry for meatloaf just thinking about it!


1 pound ground meat (we use ground beef)

1 egg

1 1/2 teaspoons salt

1/2 cup finely chopped onion

1 2/3 cups evaporated milk

2 cups bread crumbs

Mix meat, egg, salt, onion, milk, and bread crumbs. Turn into a well-greased baking pan, shape into a loaf and bake 30 to 45 minutes in a moderate oven (350° F.) Yield: 8 to 10 servings.

There are many recipes for meatloaf around; we rely on this one. It’s simple, as plain a recipe as you can get, but it always turns out well.

P. Booher



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5 responses to “Favorite Recipe for Thanksgiving

  1. Meatloaf isn’t common in Scotland, I have never heard of anyone making it in my lifetime. But it sounds yummy. Another distinctly US thing that comes to mind which I would like to try someday is Cornbread. This is making me hungry!😄

  2. Sounds delicious. This year our family has decided to forego the turkey and embrace a non- traditional meal of dry beef gravy over waffles. We are all pretty excited. Happy Thanksgiving!

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