Do not conform to the pattern of this world, but be transformed by the renewing of your mind. Then you will be able to test and approve what God’s will is—his good, pleasing and perfect will. Romans 12:2
Thirty plus years ago in a small town in Western Nebraska I met Stevan and Debbie Dittmer. Debbie was a new bride transplanted from Cincinnati, Ohio and Stevan’s job in the cattle industry brought her to Nebraska! Steven was often times the cook in their household. As Debbie and I were both learning to cook, Stevan taught us his special meatloaf recipe. Through the years nobody’s meatloaf has ever compared to this rich and tasty, slightly spicy, recipe as far as I am concerned. I included it my Walnut Grove Family and Friends recipe book and it was also included by our friend Linda, in the Littleton Fire Department recipe book simply under the name Dittmer Meatloaf. After all, what else could we call it?!
Today, I changed up the tomato sauce by simmering some of our own garden Roma tomatoes and adding a bit of chili seasoning. Oh my word … I believe this meatloaf just got better! I hope you will try out this recipe. If you like it a little spicier just add in an extra sprinkle of the cayenne pepper.