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Grand Rapids, MI Schnitzelbank Meatloaf

Subject: Seeking Grand Rapids, MI Schnitzelbank Meatloaf
From: Joyce
Date: 4/3/2020, 6:36 AM

On 4/2/2020 10:24 AM, Joyce wrote:

Good morning Uncle Phaedrus,
I am so excited to read what you have shared.  I came across your “Ask Uncle Phaedrus” 
while looking for the meatloaf recipe from Grand Rapids, Michigan’s wonderful Schnitzelbank 
German restaurant.  I did not find it when looking through your archives. I’m so hoping you 
will either have it or be able to locate it.

I am hoping this email finds you well and safe during this time of upheaval due to the 
Covid19.  We are staying home as directed and what else does one do while home, look for 
recipes and making them.

Thank you for all your help,

Hi Joyce,

Sorry, I had no success finding a meatloaf or meat loaf recipe from Schnitzelbank Restaurant in Grand Rapids, Michigan.

I did find a meat loaf recipe from the Schnitzelbank Restaurant in Jasper, Indiana. However, since there appears to be no connection between the two identically named restaurants, there is no reason to believe it is the same recipe. It's below for your appraisal.

I'll post this for reader input.


Schnitzelbank - Jasper, Indiana

Bavarian Meat Loaf

One and three quarters pounds ground beef, finely ground
Seven ounces ground pork, finely ground
Nine ounces bacon, ground
One pinch nutmeg ground
Four teaspoons black pepper
Water as need for mixing loaf
Two tablespoons butter
One medium onion, minced

Knead ground beef until smooth, add ground pork, bacon and spices and mix thoroughly.  
While kneading, add enough water to keep mixture smooth but not too thin,

Spread butter evenly in roasting pan and evenly sprinkled minced onion inside of butter 
pan.  Form meat into a loaf and place in open pan.  Brush top with water.

Bake meat loaf in preheated oven about one hour at 350.

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