Country Beef Loaf
|Mushrooms||1⁄2 Pound, trimmed and sliced|
|Onion||1 Large, diced|
|Thinly sliced celery||1 Cup (16 tbs)|
|Shredded pared carrots||1 Cup (16 tbs)|
|Ground beef||2 Pound|
|All purpose flour||1⁄2 Cup (8 tbs)|
|Seasoned salt||1 Teaspoon|
|Fine herbes||1 Teaspoon|
|Soy sauce||2 Tablespoon|
1. Combine butter or margarine, mushrooms, onion, celery, carrot and water in a medium-size frying pan; heat to boil; cover. Cook 10 minutes or until vegetables are crisply tender.
2. Combine ground beef, flour, salt, seasoned salt, fine herbes, soy sauce and cooked vegetable mixture in a large bowl; mix lightly until well-blended. Shape into a rectangular loaf, 8x6, in a greased jelly-roll pan.
3. Bake in moderate oven (350°) for 1 hour, or until crusty-brown. Sprinkle with chopped parsley before serving, if you wish.