This reader recipe is a family-pleaser dinner standby. It goes well with homemade gravy.
7 pieces bacon to line a loaf pan 1/2 kilo ground pork 1/2 kilo ground beef 1 can cream of chicken soup 1 medium carrot, chopped 2 medium onions, chopped 3 eggs 4 slices fresh bread, grated 1 tablespoon Dijon mustard 1/2 tablespoon prepared horseradish 3 tablespoons sweet blend ketchup 2 teaspoons liquid seasoning 1 teaspoon Worcestershire sauce 3 tablespoons freshly chopped parsley (or 1/2 tablespoons dried parsley) 1 tablespoon Italian seasoning 2 tablespoons Italian sweet pickle relish 2 tablespoons Parmesan cheese (preferably with garlic and herbs)
1 Preheat oven to 400F. Line the width of a loaf pan with bacon. Set aside
2 In a mixing bowl, combine all ingredients and blend well. Pack meat mixture into prepared loaf pan. Cover with aluminum foil.
3 Bake in the oven for 1 hour and 30 minutes until done.
4 Let the meatloaf rest in the pan for 15 minutes then pour drippings into a bowl to make gravy.
5 Invert meatloaf onto serving plate and serve with gravy on the side.
6 To make gravy: In a saucepan, heat pan drippings until bubbly. Using a wire whisk, blend in 3 tablespoons all-purpose flour and mix well until smooth. Add in beef broth (1beef cube dissolved in 3/4 cup water), 1/4 cup red wine, 1 tablespoon liquid seasoning. Add salt and pepper to taste. Too thick? Thin gravy down with more beef broth or fresh milk.