There was a thrilling chill in the air this weekend! Though we expect to briefly return to summer temperatures before the month of September is over, the promise of fall brings a smile to my face. We’re looking forward to Witches’ Night Out, Apple Butter Festival, and many other autumn activities. For many of you, fall also brings you back from the grill and into the kitchen. We, of course, never take a break from cooking and baking. You can get our hearty and homemade meals anytime of year, along with delicious homemade desserts. As you plan your menus for the upcoming cooler weather, may we suggest this unique twist on a family dinner staple, from our Treasures from the Heart cookbook?

Reuben Meatloaf

1 ½ pounds lean ground beef

1 ½ cups rye bread crumbs

2 eggs, lightly beaten

½ cup chopped onion

¼ cup Russian dressing

1/3 cup pickle relish

1 TBS. Worcestershire sauce

1 tsp. salt

¼ tsp. pepper

1 – 8 oz. can of sauerkraut, drained

1 ½ cups shredded Swiss Cheese

6 thin slices of corned beef

In a large mixing bowl, combine ground beef, breadcrumbs, eggs, onion, pickle relish, Russian dressing, Worcestershire sauce, salt and pepper. Mix with hands or a wooden spoon to blend well. On a sheet of foil, shape meat mixture into a 7×14-inch rectangle.

Evenly layer corned beef, sauerkraut and cheese over meat, leaving 1-inc border around edges. Starting at the short end, roll up meat in jellyroll fashion, sealing ends, and using foil to help lift. Place seam side down in a loaf pan. Bake at 350 for 1 hour.

I hope that you enjoy this recipe, surrounded by those you hold dear. Remember, you can find more recipes like this in our in-store cookbook selection. More importantly, remember that Dreams Really Do Come True!


All My Love,

~ Mary