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Meatloaf and Spaghetti Sauce

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Yesterday was fairly productive. I made another batch of granola in the morning. Later in the day I baked cookies, made meatloaf for dinner and made and canned a batch of spaghetti sauce. I made more sauce than I could can in one batch. The extra will probably go in the freezer. And I still have enough tomatoes for 3 more batches…or to make something else. I just got those in the freezer to help keep them longer. The spaghetti sauce recipe is from Justin’s mom. So yummy. I like to have lots of that on hand. The meatloaf recipe is from my mom. I made rosemary red skin potatoes and roasted veggies with the meatloaf…almost all stuff from our garden. I don’t think I’ll have time for any more canning this week. Hopefully next week I can do more with the tomatoes.

1 1/2 lb. ground beef
3/4 cup oatmeal
1 1/2 tsp. salt
1/2 tsp. pepper
1 egg, slightly beaten
3/4 cup milk
1/4 cup diced onion
1/3 cup ketchup
2 Tbsp. brown sugar
1 Tbsp. mustard
Mix beef, oatmeal, salt, pepper, egg, milk and onion. Put in large loaf pan. Mix ketchup, brown sugar and mustard. Put on top of meatloaf. Bake at 350 for 1 – 1 1/2 hours.

Spaghetti Sauce
Makes 5-7 pints
1 green pepper, chopped
1 large onion, chopped
1 1/2 tsp. minced garlic (a/b 3 cloves)
1/3 cup extra virgin olive oil or coconut oil
I sometimes add other veggies, like zucchini
12 large tomatoes, peeled and chopped
1/2 cup water
2 tsp. basil
2 tsp. salt
1/2 tsp. garlic salt
1/2 tsp. oregano
1 can (12 oz.) tomato paste
1/2 cup brown cane sugar
1 tsp. cinnamon
1/4 tsp. cloves
Saute pepper, onion, garlic and oil (and any other veggies you like). Stir in tomatoes and cook 5 min. Add remaining ingredients. Simmer until desired consistency (1 hour – 3 hours). Can in boiling bath for 35 min.


  1. Sara says:

    The sauce looks great, so does the dinner! I’ve never liked meatloaf too much, but I do really like your mom’s recipe. Its the only one I usually will eat. You really did get a lot of tomatoes from Justin’s parents, didn’t you? If you can do so many batches, how awesome!

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