Recipe and Essay Contest

I am entering this contest to win a family reunion, whether or not my family wants it :)

Smuckers is offering $20,000 for a family reunion if you enter a family recipe and you are the winner! Go HERE to enter!

This is the recipe that I am entering:
Here is my recipe. Actually my Grandma's, she made it for me all the time when I lived with her. She clipped it out of the local paper during World War II, changed it up a bit and has been making it since.


  • 1 1/2 pounds ground beef
  • 1/4 cup lemon juice
  • 1/2 cup water
  • 1 egg, beaten
  • 4 slices day-old bread, torn into small pieces
  • 1/4 cup chopped onion
  • 2 teaspoons seasoning salt
  • 1/2 cup ketchup
  • 1/4 cup Smuckers orange marmalade
  • 1/3 cup brown sugar
  • 1 teaspoon mustard powder
  • 1/4 dash ground allspice
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground cloves
  • 6 slices lemon


  1. Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C). Grease a 9x13 inch baking dish or a dish of similar size.
  2. In a large bowl, mix together the ground beef, lemon juice, water, egg, bread, onion and seasoning salt until well blended. Shape into 6 individual loaves - I like to make large balls. Place them in the prepared baking dish.
  3. Bake for 15 minutes in the preheated oven while you prepare the topping. In a small bowl, stir together the ketchup, orange marmalade, brown sugar, mustard powder, allspice and cloves. Spoon the sauce over the loaves, then top each one with a slice of lemon. Return to the oven, and bake for an additional 30 minutes, or until cooked through.


The Coupon Cowgirl said...

Hey Tiffany!! YUMMMMY! I hope you win. My favorite family recipe is my Great Granny VanBurens Homemade Chocolate Chip Cookies. Trust me..they are better than Toll House! :) I may have to post it sometime!

Tiffany said...

Hey girl you HAVE to post that recipe!!!