It's not just potluck anymore…

This week we served 470 for dinner at Calvary Lutheran.  It was a blustery, cold night and the presidential debate was on tv which possibly kept a few of our regulars home tonight.  The kitchen crew made 70 meatloaves (using 140 pounds of 90% lean ground beef), 12 full size pans of mashed potatoes, 60 pounds of peas, 36 pounds of lettuce for a big tossed salad, 40 dozen chocolate chip cookies, and 12 pans of pumpkin bars (cut into 480 bars).

“Mean and Lean Meatloaf” adapted from the Disney Family Cookbook

Here’s the recipe for 4 to 6 servings:

2# lean ground beef

2 eggs, beaten

1 cup rolled oats

1/2 cups chopped onions

1/4 cup chopped green pepper

2 Tbsp steak sauce

1/2 cups catsup

1 tsp pepper

1/2 tsp salt

½ tsp basil

½ tsp garlic powder

Whisk together for Sauce: (double this for extra thick sauce on top of your meatloaf)

1/2 cups catsup

3 Tbsp packed brown sugar

1 tsp ground mustard

Mix ingredients well, form into 1 loaf in a 8 1/2 inch loaf pan, or into smaller loaves on a baking sheet.  Bake at 325* convection, or 350* in regular oven, for 1 hour, covered with foil.  Top with sauce and bake an additional 15-30 minutes uncovered, until internal temp reaches 160*.  Let sit for 10 min. before slicing.

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