Mooseburger meat loaf
Recipe from 1951 cookbook, “Our of Alaska’s Kitchens,” produced by members of Alaska Crippled Children’s Association, Territory of Alaska. 2 pounds mooseburger
1 cup ground dry bread crumbs
2 or 3 large onions, ground
½ cup diced celery or 3 tablespoons dried celery tops
2 ½ cups evaporated milk
1 ½ teaspoons salt
¼ teaspoon pepper
2 cloves minced garlic
2 teaspoons celery salt
1 teaspoon mustard
¼ teaspoon sage or 1/8 teaspoon thyme
3 or 4 slices of bacon
Combine meat with other ingredients, using enough milk to that the mixture is very soft. Place in large deep pan, pressing down well.
Since this is a completely unorthodox loaf, make no attempt to have it hold its shape.
Lay strips of bacon across the top. Cover and bake in a moderate oven at 350 degrees for 2 to 2 ½ hours. Uncover the last half hour to brown.
This loaf is delicious hot or cold and makes grand sandwiches. Warm over by browning lightly in bacon drippings.