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Country Meat Loaf

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Ingredients
  Bacon 3⁄4 Pound, sliced, boiled 10 minutes
  Unsweetened butter 1 Tablespoon
  Chopped onion 1 Cup (16 tbs)
  Ground pork 1 Pound
  Ground veal 1⁄2 Pound
  Chicken livers 1⁄2 Pound, finely chopped
  Garlic 2 Clove (10 gm), crushed
  Salt 1⁄2 Teaspoon
  Allspice 1⁄4 Teaspoon
  Ground cloves 1⁄8 Teaspoon
  Ground nutmeg 1⁄8 Teaspoon
  Pepper 1⁄4 Teaspoon
  Eggs 2 , beaten
  Heavy cream 1⁄2 Cup (8 tbs)
  Sherry 2 Tablespoon
  Boiled ham 1⁄2 Pound, cut into strips 1/4 inch thick
  Bay leaf 1
Directions

GETTING READY
1. Preheat oven moderate to 350°
2. Arrange bacon in a 2-quart mold, casserole, or 9 x 5 x 3-inch loaf pan. Reserve 3 slices for the top.

MAKING
3. In a small pan melt butter. Add onion and cook until tender.
4. In a 2-quart bowl add onion, ground meats, liver, seasonings, eggs, cream, and sherry. Mix well.
5. Beat for few minutes to lighten.
6. Spoon 1/3 of mixture into mold.
7. Arrange 1/2 ham over meat mixture.
8. Add more 1/3 meat mixture and ham, ending with meat mixture.
9. Place 3 bacon strips over loaf.
10. Put bay leaf on top.
11. Seal tightly with aluminum foil and a lid.
12. Keep in a hot-water bath.
13. Bake in oven for about 1 1/2 to 2 hours.
14. Keep a weight on top of loaf.
15. Let the loaf cool at room temperature.
16. Refrigerate overnight.

SERVING
17. Serve the loaf chilled.

Recipe Summary

Difficulty Level: 
Medium
Cuisine: 
French
Course: 
Main Dish
Method: 
Baked
Dish: 
Bread
Ingredient: 
Meat
Interest: 
Healthy
Preparation Time: 
20 Minutes
Cook Time: 
40 Minutes
Ready In: 
60 Minutes
Servings: 
4

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