Arkansas Meat Loaf

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Former Arkansas Governor Winthrop Rockefeller loves good food, especially this meat loaf that his wife created. It is highly seasoned and demands a basting sauce. For this reason, it stays moist, and should any of it be left over, it is excellent for sandwiches the next day.

Cooking Method:
Baking Baking
Prep Time :
1 hr 15 min
Servings :
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    1 lbs. Ground Beef
    1 lb. sausage meat, highly seasoned
    1 (12 oz.) package cottage cheese
    1 (8 oz.) container sour cream
    2 slices rye bread, crumbled
    3 eggs, beaten
    2 packages onion soup mix
    1 tbsp. A-1 sauce
    Dash of tabasco
    Worcestershire sauce, to taste
    Soy sauce, to taste
    Curry powder, to taste
    Dash of powdered sugar
    Pinch of nutmeg
    Pinch of rosemary
    1/4 lb. butter
    2 onions, chopped finely
    1 1/2 cups chili sauce


    Preheat oven to 250°F. Bring meat and cheese to room temperature so that they will be easy to combine.
    Place meat and cheese in a large mixing bowl and add the sour cream, crumbled bread, eggs, and onion soup mix. Stir well, then add the seasonings. After you have mixed everything, place in a large loaf pan.
    Meanwhile, start on the sauce. Melt the butter in a frying pan and add the finely chopped onions. When they are limp and slightly golden, gradually add the chili sauce.
    Place the meat loaf in the oven and bake for 1 1/4 hours, basting every 15 minutes with the chili sauce.

Serving Suggestions:

Mrs. Rockefeller likes to serve this dish with fluffy rice sprinkled with slivers of water chestnuts. Then she usually has a tossed salad (or a green vegetable) and a dry white or a light dry red wine.