I always prefer to find a butcher wherever we're living - you usually get a better cut of meat and a fresher cut of meat. Where we are now I also get the 3rd benefit of friendly service and the BEST benefit is they are actually less expensive than any of the 3 markets nearby. For a long time you either had to go to butcher that actually ground hid own meat or do it yourself.
1 1/2 pounds fresh chili grind beef
1 sleeve Nabisco saltines, crushed
2 LARGE eggs
1 bunch green onions minced
2 cloves garlic, minced
1 tablespoon Worcestershire sauce
1 tablespoon Hickory Smoke
1/3 cup ketchup**
1 teaspoon fresh ground pepper
- Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
- Using gloved hands mix all together until you have a well blended mixture.
- Mold into a loaf pan.
- Bake 1 hour until cooked through and edges are beginning to crisp.
**To spice it up I sometimes use the Jalapeno ketchup or the Tabasco Ketchup.