The fifties’ famous 15-minute meatloaf recipe (1955)

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The famous 15-minute meatloaf recipe (1955)

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Quick stunts with Hunt’s Tomato Sauce

15-minute meatloaf recipe

When Hunt’s home economist developed this recipe she said, “I think busy homemakers and career girls will really appreciate this one!”

And you will! Because, besides being a “quickie” — just fifteen minutes cooking time — it is truly delicious with its savory tomato gravy!

Be sure to use Hunt’s Tomato Sauce when you make it. For Hunt’s brings you true tomato goodness seasoned just right. The beautiful color tells you it’s all tomato — not diluted, no starchy fillers — an honest-to-goodness Tomato Sauce.

Try this quick stunt with Hunt’s. Then, try Hunt’s Tomato Sauce in your own family favorites. Simply add it when you make your stews, casseroles, soups, spaghetti sauce, rice, pan gravy, leftovers – for the wonderful flavor your family will love.

The classic 15-minute meatloaf recipe (1955)

15-minute meatloaf recipe


1 1/2 lbs ground beef
1 1/2 tsp salt
1/8 tsp pepper
2 tbsp chopped onion
2 tbsp chopped green pepper (optional)
2 cans Hunt’s Tomato Sauce
2 tbsp sugar
1/4 tsp Worcestershire Sauce


Combine beef, salt, pepper, onion, green pepper and 1/2 of 1 can Hunt’s Tomato Sauce. Press into greased 9 x 12 x 2-inch backing dish. Bake on lowest shelf in hot oven (450 F) for 10 minutes. Place 1-inch under medium broiler heat and broil 5 minutes longer. While meat cooks, combine remaining tomato sauce, sugar and Worcestershire in small saucepan and boil 3 minutes. Add meat drippings, if desired. Cut meat in half crosswise. Arrange sandwich fashion on platter, pouring sauce between and on top. Makes six servings.

Cheese-filled meatloaf (1964)

The fifties' famous 15-minute meatloaf recipe (1955)

Want recipes? There’s a delicious one on the back of every can of Hunt’s Tomato Sauce – at your grocer’s. Hunt Foods, Inc, Fullerton, California.

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