But by God, it worked well.
Here's the recipe, while I still have it stuck in my head.
- 2 lbs. ground beef
- 1 small yellow onion
- 1 cup bread (four slices, without crust)
- 2 eggs
- 1/2 cup ketchup
- 2 tsp. celery salt
- 1 1/2 tsp. cumin
- 1 1/2 tsp. marjoram
- 1/2 tsp. thyme
- 1/2 tsp. brown sugar
- Peel and chop onion almost to the mincing stage. (For you non-technical chefs out there, that means small-but-not-too-small pieces.)
- Manually tear bread into pieces the size of your fingerprint.
- Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
- Setting aside ketchup and brown sugar, mix remaining ingredients well (about 5 minutes of constant kneading action) and form into a loaf in a greased baking pan.
- Pour ketchup on top of loaf (I mean in lines across the loaf, not one big gloop of tomato-based condiment.) and sprinkle with brown sugar.
- Put in oven and bake for 50 minutes.
- Enjoy. But leave some for everyone else.
And by my count, this one has three "Wow!" moments. Try it, kids. Trust me.