1930s Venison Meatloaf

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1930s Venison Meatloaf

Post by HunterGKS » February 14th, 2017, 6:05 pm

Ingredients
1 pound ground venison
1/2 pound mild Italian venison sausage, casings removed
1 medium onion, chopped
1 cup cracker crumbs or cracker meal
1 (6-ounce) can tomato paste
3 eggs, beaten
3 tablespoons chili powder
1 teaspoon salt
1/2 teaspoon pepper
2 bacon slices, halved
Ketchup optional
Instructions
1. Preheat the oven to 350F.
2. Combine the ground venison, sausage, onion, cracker crumbs, tomato paste, eggs, chili powder, salt, and pepper in a large bowl; mix well.
3. Place the bacon strips on the bottom of an 8 x 4-inch loaf pan. Place the ground venison mixture on top of the bacon. Pat down with fingertips to spread evenly.
4. OPTIONAL: Bake for 30 minutes, cover with ketchup & bake for 35 minutes more or until a meat thermometer reaches 175 F.
5. If Step 4 is skipped: Bake for 1 hour and 5 minutes, or until a meat thermometer reaches 175 F. You can add the ketchup at the 30 minute mark.
6. Remove from the oven and let stand 10 minutes. Invert on a cutting board and slice.
NOTE: I form the loaf & bake it on a small flat baking pan with the bacon under the
loaf. This way you can baste the loaf with the drippings.


After seeing a segment on meatloaf on a morning news show, I decided to make a venison meatloaf. I hadn’t ground any of last years doe so, rather than drag out 1 of my big electric grinders, I went old school. Many, MANY years ago, I bought a hand cranked grinder but never used it. After a good cleaning, I ground up a pound of venison. The old grinder did a good job & will probably be used more often if I only need to grind a pound or 2.

I did a test run today & it turned out pretty good.

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Re: 1930s Venison Meatloaf

Post by BuckyT » February 14th, 2017, 6:53 pm

That looks awesome!

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Re: 1930s Venison Meatloaf

Post by paboxcall » February 14th, 2017, 9:34 pm

Got room for one more at the table? That looks awesome. Thanks for sharing the recipe George.
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Re: 1930s Venison Meatloaf

Post by Rocklock » February 14th, 2017, 11:17 pm

Looks great!!!!

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Post by guesswho » February 15th, 2017, 7:16 am

You probably cook that all the time in the 30's and have just forgotten.

Looks tasty!!!!
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Re: 1930s Venison Meatloaf

Post by HunterGKS » February 15th, 2017, 7:22 am

Thx all. It was pretty tasty.
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Re: 1930s Venison Meatloaf

Post by HunterGKS » February 15th, 2017, 7:28 am

guesswho wrote:You probably cook that all the time in the 30's and have just forgotten.

Looks tasty!!!!
The difference is that we had ovens while you had to cook over an open fire you started by rubbing 2 sticks together.

It is good.
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Re: 1930s Venison Meatloaf

Post by soiltester » February 15th, 2017, 8:00 am

HunterGKS wrote:
guesswho wrote:You probably cook that all the time in the 30's and have just forgotten.

Looks tasty!!!!
The difference is that we had ovens while you had to cook over an open fire you started by rubbing 2 sticks together.

It is good.

Yup .. not smoked flavored but still good!! Got a slice left over to send overnight to me??? :thumbup:
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Re: 1930s Venison Meatloaf

Post by CamoMan4025 » February 15th, 2017, 8:12 am

I just may have to try that in a day or so. Thanks a bunch!!!!!!!!!!
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Re: 1930s Venison Meatloaf

Post by MAK » February 15th, 2017, 8:22 am

slab of leftover venison meatloaf between 2 slices of Mom's homemade bread...........sigh...........
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Post by gblrsrst » February 15th, 2017, 10:31 am

Damn ... That Looks GOOD!
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Re: 1930s Venison Meatloaf

Post by HunterGKS » February 15th, 2017, 2:51 pm

soiltester wrote: Got a slice left over to send overnight to me??? :thumbup:
Not much left. Meatloaf.....It's what's for supper, breakfast (with 3 fried eggs), & lunch on pumpernickel, thin sliced Vadalia, & mustard.
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Post by HunterGKS » February 15th, 2017, 2:52 pm

MAK wrote:slab of leftover venison meatloaf between 2 slices of Mom's homemade bread...........sigh...........
I like mine on pumpernickel, thin sliced Vadalia, & mustard.
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Post by HunterGKS » February 15th, 2017, 2:53 pm

gblrsrst wrote:Damn ... That Looks GOOD!

Damn ... That is GOOD!
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Re: 1930s Venison Meatloaf

Post by MAK » February 15th, 2017, 6:07 pm

slab of leftover venison meatloaf between 2 slices of Mom's homemade bread...........sigh...........


I like mine on pumpernickel, thin sliced Vadalia, & mustard.


I like candy onions but u r combo works lets eat!!!
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Re: 1930s Venison Meatloaf

Post by WoodMoose » April 21st, 2017, 5:30 am

meatloaf may be old school but I sure like it (especially with mashed 'taters and some garden peas!!),,,,,,,,

thanks again Sir!

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