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Retro Meat Extending Recipe: Yankee Meatloaf

The ad that introduced this meat-extending recipe managed to convey two ethnic stereotypes; namely, that both Yankees and Scots are excessively frugal.


Yankee Meatloaf
recipe from an old Minute Tapioca advertisement

1 cup finely chopped celery
2 tbsp. butter
2 cups ground cooked ham, firmly packed, or 1/2 lb. lean ham, ground
1 lb. ground beef, pork or veal, ground
6 tbsp. Minute Tapioca
3 tbsp. minced onion
3 tbsp. sweet piccalilli or India relish
1/8 tsp. pepper
1 tsp. salt
1 tsp. Worcestershire sauce
1 1/3 cups milk
1 cup cooked peas

Cook celery in butter, covered, about 5 minutes; combine with meat, Minute Tapioca and seasonings; mix well. Add milk and mix again. Add peas. Bake in greased loaf pan, 8 x 4 x 3 inches, in hot oven (450˚F) 15 minutes; then decrease heat to moderate (350˚F) and bake 45 minutes longer. Arrange on platter with baked onions and baked or broiled tomatoes. Serves 6 to 8.


1940s homemaker in her spotless kitchen.


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Image via University of Guelph

1947 Recipe: Deep South Veal Roll

Deep south veal roll

Deep South Veal Roll
recipe from 1947 Reynolds Metals advertising

Remove bones from 2 whole veal cutlets, 1/2-inch thick, flatten cutlets with mallet. Spread each with half of the following stuffing: 

Saute 2/3 cup chopped onions, 1 cup diced celery in 1/4 cup fat. Add 2 tbsp. chopped parsley, 1 tsp. salt, 1/4 tsp. pepper, pinch of rosemary and savory and 1 cup soft bread crumbs.

Roll up, secure. Brown in 3 tbsp. fat in a Dutch oven. Add 1/3 cup water, 8 sweet potatoes. Cover, simmer 40 min. Add 2 1/2 cups green peas, 8 peeled orange slices, 2 tbsp. currant jelly. Cover, continue cooking 20 min. Makes 8 servings.


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