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1 tablespoon butter or 1 tablespoon margarine
12 cup onion, finely chopped
12 cup celery, finely chopped
2 garlic cloves, finely chopped
14 cup green bell pepper, finely chopped
2 lbs ground beef (or 1 pound ground beef, 1/2 pound ground veal, 1/2 pound ground pork)
2 large eggs
12 tablespoon dried chives
1 tablespoon Dijon mustard
1 teaspoon salt
12 teaspoon ground black pepper
12 teaspoon nutmeg
12 teaspoon spicy red pepper flakes
12 teaspoon cumin
14 teaspoon dried basil
14 teaspoon dried oregano
12 cup milk
34 cup breadcrumbs (I just add what looks right.)
14 cup ketchup
2 tablespoons brown sugar
1 12 tablespoons vinegar


Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Melt butter in saucepan over medium heat. Add onions, garlic, celery, bell pepper and cook until softened, about 5 minutes. Allow to cool. While above is cooking, make glaze. Mix all ingredient in small bowl and set aside. Combine eggs with chives, mustard, salt and pepper, nutmeg, red pepper flakes, cumin, basil, oregano and milk. Add egg mixture to meat in a large bowl along with sauteed vegetables and breadcrumbs. (I usually just add in breadcrumbs until it looks right. ). Mix with fingers until evenly blended and not sticking to bowl. Place meat mix in a baking pan and form a loaf. Brush half of glaze over the top and reserve rest for dipping or additional glazing during last 15 minutes. Bake meatloaf about 45-60 minutes until fully cooked. Drain fat and allow loaf to cool for at least 10 minutes before cutting.

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