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       Title: Cajun Meat Loaf
  Categories: Beef, Main dish, Jaw
       Yield: 8 Servings
  
       2 T  Margarine or butter
       2 md Carrots, finely chopped
       1 lg Onion, finely chopped
       1 lg Stalk celery,finely chopped
       1 sm Green pepper,finely chopped
       2    Garlic cloves, crushed
       2 lb Ground meat for meat loaf
            (veal, pork, and beef)
       2 lg Eggs
       1 c  Fresh bread crumbs
     1/4 c  Milk
       1 T  Worcestershire
       2 t  Salt
       1 t  Ground cumin
     1/2 t  Coarsely ground black pepper
     1/2 t  Dried thyme leaves
     1/2 t  Ground nutmeg
     1/2 t  Ground cayenne pepper
     1/2 c  Plus 2 T catsup
            Fresh herbs for garnish
  
   In nonstick 12-inch skillet, melt margarine or butter over medium
   heat. Add carrots, onion, celery, and green pepper and cook until
   vegetables are tender, about 15 minutes, stirring occasionally. Add
   garlic and cook 1 minute longer. Set aside to cool slightly. Preheat
   oven to 375 degrees. In large bowl, mix ground meat, eggs, bread
   crumbs, milk, worcestershire, salt, cumin, black pepper, thyme,
   nutmeg, cayenne,, 1/2 cup catsup, and cooked vegetable mixture just
   intil well combined but not over mixed. In 13x9 baking pan, shape
   meat mixture into 10x5 inch loaf. Brush remaining 2 T catsup over top
   of loaf. Bake meat loaf 1 hour and 15 minutes. Let meat loaf stand 10
   minutes before slicing. Garnish with herbs.
  
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