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Shelly’s Meatloaf and Gravy

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Ingredients

3 slices wheat bread
1 envelope onion soup mix
1/2 to 3/4 cup milk
1 pound ground beef
1 pound ground sausage
1/2 cup finely diced onion
1/4 teaspoon black pepper
2 eggs
EASY GRAVY:
1 can low sodium beef broth
3 tablespoons flour
1/2 tablespoon Kitchen Bouquet
Salt to taste

Instructions

Tear bread into small pieces and place in a small bowl. Add onion soup mix and milk. Mix milk into bread and soup mix and allow it to hydrate. Put both ground beef and ground pork in a large bowl; add onion and pepper. Add egg to milk/bread/soup mixture. Mix with a fork. Add wet mixture to meat mixture and begin mixing all ingredients together. Mix with hands until everything has become well bound together without overmixing. Shape into a large loaf and put on a greased, foil-lined, lipped baking pan. Bake in oven for approximately one hour at 350 degrees. Allow to rest for about 10 minutes after removing from oven before slicing. For a very crispy brown crust, during last 15 minutes of baking turn up oven heat to 450 degrees. Can divide the mixture in half and bake one and freeze one loaf. To bake from a frozen state defrost frozen loaf in microwave on beef 1 pound cycle twice. Can also blend mixture in a food processor for a very fine-grained loaf. For the gravy, place pan over medium heat; add beef broth and flour and stir with a whisk to incorporate flour. Stir frequently until thickened. Add Kitchen Bouquet and salt. Stir and heat until bubbly. Serve over meatloaf and mashed potatoes.

Shelly Voss Rock Island



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  Today is Friday, Aug. 22, the 234th day of 2014. There are 131 days left in the year.
1864 -- 150 years ago: The ferry boat, Rock Island, having been put in good order at the boat yard is now making her regular trips, much to the gratification of those who have to cross the river.
1889 -- 125 years ago: W.J. Gamble, for many years superintendent of the Moline & Rock Island railway, leased the Fourth Avenue Hotel and renovated and refurnished it throughout.
1914 -- 100 years ago: Pending the building of new public schools or additions to the present ones to provide adequate room for all the children, the board of education decided that pupils younger than 6 years old would not be accepted in Rock Island schools.
1939 -- 75 years ago: The fifth annual New Windsor Fair and Horse show, which has been delayed for two days because of unfavorable weather, got off to a new start last night. The parade was held this morning.
1964 -- 50 years ago: The Rock Island County Fair and Rodeo will celebrate its silver anniversary this year. The fair opens Tuesday and will run through Saturday and offers entertainment and activity for young and old.
1989 -- 25 years ago: Earl Hanson School, Rock Island, joins the Program to Assist Latch Key Student, which aids working parents. PALS is a before and after school program for grades 1-6 in certain Rock Island public and private schools.




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