Banana Meat Loaf
1 pound raw beef, chopped fine
1 tablespoon chopped onion
2 teaspoons salt
1 cup soft bread crumbs
2/3 cup mashed banana (2 bananas)
1/2 teaspoon dry mustard
3 peeled bananas, cut lengthwise into halves
Mix together the meat, onion, salt, pepper, bread crumbs and mashed banana. Add mustard which has been moistened with a little water. Form mixture into flat roll and place in a greased baking dish. Bake in a moderate oven (350ÂºF.), basting occasionally with juice from meat.
When loaf has baked about 45 minutes, place banana halves around and on top of loaf. Baste banana with juice from meat and sprinkle with salt. Continue baking for about 15 to 20 minutes longer or until bananas are done. Six servings.
Suggestion: Two strips of bacon may be placed on top of meat loaf before baking for basting purposes and to add flavor.
*I realize this sounds awful, but I gotta throw you a curve ball every once in a while to keep you on your toes. LOL! Besides, I had to stay consistent with this week's theme: bananas! Incidentally, this recipe came from a cookbooklet that had no date, but it appears to be from the 20's or 30's.
A Study of the Banana: It's Every Day Use and Food Value