Memories of special meals prepared by loving family members evoke powerful emotions in all of us. These favorite dishes, commonly known as "comfort food", remind us of times and places in our past that generate feelings of safety, warmth and joy. Experience those feelings again with recipes from my book: "A Taste of Memories: Comforting Foods From Our Past".
Few foods are considered more comforting than homemade meatloaf, which fits in perfectly with the type of filling meals that were popular during the 1950s.
2 pounds lean ground beef
1 envelope dry onion soup mix
1/2 cup dry bread crumbs
1 large egg, slightly beaten
1 (10-3/4 ounce) can condensed tomato soup
1/4 cup water
Preheat oven to 350º. Lightly grease a 9x5x3-inch loaf pan. In a large bowl, mix ground beef, soup mix, bread crumbs, egg and 1/2 cup of the tomato soup until well blended. Pack into loaf pan and bake, uncovered, for about 1-1/4 hours or until done. Drain fat. In a small saucepan, blend remaining soup with the 1/4 cup water. Cook over medium-high heat until the mixture begins to boil. Serve as a sauce with meatloaf.