photograph by Matt Hulsman

Yields: 6 to 8 servings.

1 package frozen green peas and carrots, thawed
1 cup celery, diced
1 cup tomato, diced
½ cup onion, finely chopped
2 pounds ground beef
½ cup oats, uncooked
¾ cup milk
2 eggs
1 to 2 teaspoons dry sage, to taste
1 tablespoon Worcestershire sauce
Dash of garlic salt
Salt and pepper, to taste
Cheddar cheese slices

Mix all the ingredients together (except cheese slices), and blend well. Form into loaf, and put in a greased pan. Cook uncovered in 325° oven for 1 hour. Before serving, put slices of Cheddar cheese on top, and put back in oven until cheese melts. Serve hot or cold.

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For several years, Our State featured recipes from the pages of community and church cookbooks from around North Carolina. These dishes continue to be among some of our most popular and enjoyed.