Ed's meat loaf

Yield: 1 servings

Measure Ingredient
Meatloaf has been the standard fare in most diners for as long as I
can Remember. It is hard to go wrong once you have a good recipe
And it is easily packed into lunches for road drivers.
Yield 8 Servings
1½ pounds Ground Chuck
1 cup Soda Cracker Crumbs, About 18 Crackers
8 eaches Ozs Tomato Sauce (1 Can)
¾ cup Finely Chopped Onion
½ cup Finely Chopped Green Bell Pepper
2 larges Eggs, Beaten
1 each Bay Leaf, Crushed To Fine Particles Removing The
Central Rib.
1½ teaspoon Salt
⅛ teaspoon Dried Thyme Leaves
⅛ teaspoon Dried Marjoram Leaves
⅛ teaspoon Freshly Ground Black Pepper
½ cup Catsup

Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F. Grease a large rectangular baking dish. Combine all of the ingredients except the catsup in a large bowl blending well. Shape the mixture into an oval loaf 8-inches long and place it in the center of the baking dish. Brush with the catsup and bake for 1 hour. MICROWAVE INSTRUCTIONS: Prepare as directed above and shape into a loaf to fit an ungreased 10 X 6¼-inch microwave loaf pan. Cover with wax paper and cook on medium-high (70% Power) for 25 to 30 minutes or until the juices run clear when the center is pierced with a metal skewer. Rotate the pan twice during the cooking period.

From The Redbook Magazine January 1986

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