Momma’s Meatloaf-Shared by Chef Cat

Never underestimate the power of food. It nourishes us, keeps us alive, and just one taste can evoke such fond memories of those we love. Thank you, Cathy, for sharing your Mom’s handwritten meatloaf recipe with all of us.
Chef Cat’s Mom’s Meatloaf (serves 6-8)
What you’ll need:
  • 3 slices of soft bread broken in pieces
  • 1 cup milk
  • 1 egg
  • 1 1/4 teaspoon of salt
  • 1/4 cup minced onion
  • 1 tablespoon Worcestershire sauce
  • 3 tablespoons of “catsup” (also known as Ketchup)
How to make it:
  1. Pre-heat oven @ 350
  2. Combine in bowl bread, milk, egg, salt, onion, Worcestershire sauce. Stir together thoroughly. Mix in 1 1/2 pounds ground beef.
  3. Form into loaf and place in 9 inch loaf pan.
  4. Spread 3 tablespoons of “catsup” over top of loaf before baking 5. Bake for 1 hour
Cathy's Mom's handwritten meatloaf recipe

Cathy’s Mom’s handwritten meatloaf recipe


Picadillo (Mom’s Recipe)-Shared by Chef Frances

Picadillo. It’s simple and easy–the superb weeknight dinner. And as Chef Frances claims, her mother’s recipe is so good her kids, “love it and even eat it as leftovers.”

Picadillo with white rice and banana (made by Chef Vicky)

Picadillo with white rice and banana (made by Chef Vicky)

What you’ll need:

  • One potato
  • Vegetable Oil
  • Ground Beef or Turkey
  • 1 Can of Diced Tomatoes
  • 1/2 Onion (medium size)
  • 1/3 Green Pepper
  • 4 Garlic Cloves
  • Sazon Goya (about a tablespoon)
  • Oregano
  • Salt and Pepper (to taste)
  • Green Olives (optional)
  • 1/4 Cup of White Wine

How to make it:

  1. Peel then cut the potato into small ΒΌ-inch cubes
  2. Trim pot with a little vegetable oil and stir the potato until brown
  3. Add the following ingredients to a food processor: 1/2 medium size onion, 1/3 green pepper, 4 garlic cloves. Once done, add ingredients to the already-cooked potatoes.
  4. Next add the ingredients (including potatoes) from the food processor, the can of diced tomatoes to the ground meat. Cook all together for 2 minutes.
  5. Then add all remaining ingredients: tablespoon of Sazon Goya, plenty of oregano to cover pot, salt and pepper (to your liking), olives (optional) and 1/4 cup of white wine.
  6. Stir everything together and cook on medium heat. Stir occasionally.
  7. The dish is done when almost all the liquid is gone.
  8. Serve meat over brown rice (or white but brown is the healthier option)
  9. Enjoy!