Ingredients:1 1/2 pounds lean ground beef
1 cup milk
1 tablespoon Worcestershire sauce
1 teaspoon chopped fresh sage leaves or 1/4 teaspoon dried sage leaves
1/2 teaspoon salt
1/2 teaspoon ground mustard
1/4 teaspoon pepper
1 garlic clove, finely chopped or 1/8 teaspoon garlic powder
3 slices bread, torn into small pieces
1 small onion, chopped (1/4 cup
1/2 cup ketchup, chili sauce or barbecue sauce
Directions:1. Heat oven to 350°F.
2. Mix all ingredients except ketchup. Spread mixture in ungreased loaf pan, 8 1/2x4 1/2x2 1/2 or 9x5x3 inches, or shape into 9x5-inch loaf in ungreased rectangular pan, 13x9x2 inches. Spread ketchup over top.
3. Insert meat thermometer so tip is in center of loaf. Bake uncovered 1 hour to 1 hour 15 minutes or until thermometer reads 160°F.
About this Recipe:Substitution: Use whatever you have on hand! One-half cup dry bread crumbs or 3/4 cup quick-cooking oats can be substituted for the 3 slices bread.
Do you need dinner on the table a little quicker? Make 6 small loves and bake for 45 minutes or fill muffin tins and bake for 20 minutes.
I have been using this recipe for nearly 30 years. It's one of my favorite 'go to' recipes!