“A family meal beats social networking and neighborly conversation as the number one way to increase civic responsibility – those who eat regularly with their loved ones are more likely to vote, get involved in community activities and volunteer” (from a joint study by the Corporation for National and Community Service and the National Conference on Citizenship as read in the Readers Digest).
1 pound ground pork
1 pound ground beef
1 cup shredded cheddar cheese
1 package dry onion soup mix (I made my own by mixing 2 tablespoons beef granules, 1/4 teaspoon onion powder, 1/2 teaspoon parsley flakes and 1/4 teaspoon each of celery seed, paprika and black pepper)
2 eggs, lightly beaten
1/4 cup ketchup
2 tablespoons steak sauce
1 onion, chopped
Heat oven to 350F. Mix together pork, beef, cheese, onion soup mix, eggs, ketchup, steak sauce and onion, until well combined.
Press into a 9-by-5-inch loaf pan.
Bake for 45 to 60 minutes or until cooked through and no pink remains.
Recipe adapted from allrecipes