TOTAL TIME REQUIRED: 1 hour and 10 minutes
1 1/2 pounds ground beef
1/2 cup each: onion and green bell pepper, finely chopped or pureed
3/4 cup milk
1 cup dried bread crumbs
1/8 teaspoon each salt, pepper, and garlic powder
2 tablespoons each: sugar and molasses
2 tablespoons yellow mustard
1/3 cup ketchup
Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
In a large mixing bowl, combine the beef, egg, onion, milk and bread crumbs. Season with salt, pepper, and garlic powder. Spoon mixture into a greased 5x9 inch loaf pan, or form into a loaf and place in a lightly greased baking dish.
In a separate small bowl, combine the sugar, molasses, mustard and ketchup. Mix well and pour over the meatloaf.
Bake at 350 degrees for 1 hour.
ABOUT THE AUTHOR:
Jolie Parker, M.S.CCC-SLP is a speech language pathologist who specializes in treating patients with dysphagia (swallowing problems). She is a co-inventor of the ISO Swallowing Exercise Device, co-owner of Alternative Speech and Swallowing Solutions. She provides home speech language pathology therapy visits to children and adults in the Orlando, FL area. Many dysphagia patients have been able to transition from PEG tube, NPO, pureed diet, mechanical soft diet, and/or thickened liquids back to regular foods and liquids with her dysphagia treatment method.