This recipe makes awesome meatloaf – fit for your family dinner table – but this weekend it will be easier to just slice it up and turn it into the kind of sandwich that will bring all the neighbors to your sofa.
3 pounds hamburger
1 1/4 cup dry bread crumbs ( cracker crumbs work, too; that’s what I use)
1/4 cup chopped onion
1/4 cup chopped green pepper
3/4 cup nonfat dry milk
1/2 cup Texas Rib Candy
1/4 cup water
1/2 cup ketchup
4 large eggs
1 tablespoon garlic powder (not garlic salt!)
1 teaspoon black pepper
1/4 teaspoon salt (if you use cracker crumbs, omit the salt)
What to do:
Preheat your oven to 375.
In a large bowl, combine all but 2 tablespoons of the ketchup, and mix thoroughly – use your hands. Divide the mixture into two “loaves,” and place in ungreased baking pan. Don’t use a flat cookie-type pan; your pan must have sides. Cover the tops of both loaves with the remaining ketchup.
Bake for approximately an hour. When your timer goes off, check to make sure your loaves do NOT have pink centers.
Let the loaves stand for at least a half hour before slicing. In fact, if you make them the day before, they slice a lot better cold.
Most people do not need any condiments with these sandwiches, but since a few will, set out some ketchup, mustard, pickles, etc. Eat ‘em up.