Meat Loaf Ring

This comes from the very retro cookbook: The Complete Electric Skillet-Frypan Cookbook.(1960) This cookbook is notable in its overwhelming enthusiasm for “America’s Favorite Appliance.” If you don’t own America’s favorite appliance, this works equally well in the oven.

Meat Loaf Ring

Combine 3 pounds of hamburger, 2 eggs slightly beaten, 2 teaspoons salt, dash of pepper, a mashed clove of garlic, 1/2 cup of grated onion, with 1 cup cornflakes. Blend well. Put into 9″ ring mold. Spoon over it 1/2 cup canned tomato sauce. Set mold into skillet in about an inch of water. Cover pan and cook at 325 degrees for 1 1/2 hours. Turn meatloaf out of mold and fill center with buttered cooked noodles, with a ring of baby beets around the outside and fringes of parsley between the beets. Serves 8-10.


  1. That cookbook title sounds very Tom Wolfe-ish!

    I love how obsessed they were in those days with putting things into ring molds…and how they have to be BABY beets, no old beets allowed!

    I reckon you already know this, but you inspired me with that Sunny Side Salad post which I linked to in yesterday’s ‘Kitchen Retro’ post – so thank you! 🙂

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