Cajun Meat Loaf

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Ingredients

  • 40 bay leaves
  • 1/2 cup salt
  • 1/4 cup black pepper
  • 1/4 cup white pepper
  • 1/4 cup cayenne pepper
  • 1/4 cup ground cumin
  • 1/4 cup nutmeg
  • 40 green onions, thinly sliced
  • 15 medium onions, chopped
  • 10 medium green bell peppers, chopped
  • 40 cloves garlic, minced
  • 4 cups butter or margarine
  • 1 cup Worcestershire sauce
  • 2/3 cup hot pepper sauce
  • 6 (12 ounce) cans evaporated milk
  • 1 (64 ounce) bottle ketchup
  • 8 (8 ounce) packages dry bread crumbs (20 cups)
  • 3 dozen eggs, beaten
  • 30 pounds lean ground beef
  • 10 pounds ground pork

Instructions

  1. Combine the seasonings; set aside.
  2. In Dutch ovens, sauté onions, green peppers and garlic in butter until tender. Add Worcestershire sauce, hot pepper sauce and reserved seasonings.
  3. Cook and stir for 8-10 minutes. Discard bay leaves.
  4. Remove from heat; stir in milk and ketchup. Cool. Add bread crumbs and eggs; mix well.
  5. In several large bowls, combine beef, pork and vegetable mixture; mix well.
  6. Pat into 11 greased 13 x 9 x 2-inch baking pans.
  7. Bake at 350 degrees F for 65-75 minutes or until a meat thermometer reads 160-170 degrees F; drain.
  8. Let stand for 10 minutes before cutting.

Yields 175-200 servings.