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Tuesday, June 20, 2017

an Acquittal and a Meatloaf Recipe June 20

Many will think of only the murder performed by Lizzie but there was another side to her as well. While Bridget Sullivan and Abby Borden may have been in charge of cooking most meals at the Second Street house Lizzie did don an apron from time to time and one of her favorite recipes was meatloaf recipe. The recipe had been saved by a good friend of Lizzie and Emma Borden. Emma and Lizzie parted ways around 1905 but since that time this meatloaf recipe found its way to the local society newsletter.

Lizzie’s Version
1 pound steak, 1/2 pound pork steak, 1 egg, 1 small onion, 3 soda crackers, herbs, salt, pepper.  Grease tin, cover loaf well with hot water and bake about one hour.
A modern approach: One pound ground sirloin (15-20% fat for flavor), 1/2 pound ground pork, one large egg for a binder, one small onion (red or vidalia), 3 Uneeda brand soda crackers pulverized into crumbs (or soup/chowder crackers will work), 1/2 tsp. dried basil, 1 tsp. garlic powder, 1 tsp. salt, 1 tsp. dry mustard, 1/2 tsp. black pepper. Preheat oven to 350 degrees.  Grease a loaf pan or spray with PAM, mound thoroughly mixed ingredients into the pan, cover with aluminum foil and bake one hour.  Good served with a little ketchup on top, or catsup as it was spelled years ago.  November is a good month for comfort food.  If this recipe is too much trouble- Almac’s Diner on President’s Avenue in Fall River has superb meatloaf, mashed potatoes and brown gravy, luscious enough even for The Hill clientele of the 1920’s!

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