DEAR SOS: The meatloaf recipe from Ed...


DEAR SOS: The meatloaf recipe from Ed Debevic's Short Order in Beverly Hills is my favorite. It was in Culinary SOS in the '90s. I can't find where I put it for safe-keeping. Please, can you help me?


North Hollywood


DEAR KATHY: Check your sock drawer.

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Ed Debevic's Meatloaf

Active Work Time: 20 minutes * Total Preparation Time: 2 hours


2 tablespoons minced parsley

1 onion, minced

1 baking potato, cooked and mashed

1 1/4 teaspoons garlic powder

1 1/4 teaspoons pepper

3/4 teaspoon salt

1 egg

1/2 cup tomato juice

1 teaspoon tomato paste

2 1/2 pounds ground beef


Heat the oven to 350 degrees.


Combine the parsley, onion, potato, garlic powder, pepper, salt, egg, tomato juice and tomato paste. Mix well. Add the beef and mix well again.


Pack the mixture into a 9x5-inch loaf pan. Bake the loaf until a meat thermometer inserted in the middle registers 160 degrees, about 1 1/2 hours. Drain the grease from the pan and cool the meatloaf in the pan 15 to 20 minutes before removing.


8 servings. Each serving: 383 calories; 336 mg sodium; 137 mg cholesterol; 24 grams fat; 9 grams saturated fat; 6 grams carbohydrates; 33 grams protein; 0.91 gram fiber.

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