Thanks to Kathleen Jensen of Stanton, Neb., for submitting this recipe!
2 med carrots, cut into chucks
2 celery ribs cut into chucks
1 small green pepper cut into chucks
1/4 cup chopped onion
2 Tablespoons prepared mustard
2 Tablespoons ketchup
1 cup crushed saltine crackers (about 30)
2 pounds ground beef
1 pound ground turkey (or all beef)
In a blender combine carrots, celery, green pepper and onion and puree.
In a large bowl combine the eggs, mustard, ketchup, cracker crumbs and vegetable puree.
Crumble meat over the mixture and mix well. On a greased broiler pan, pat meat mixture into a heart shape, about 1 inch thick. Cover and bake at 350 for 40 min. Uncover and top with ketchup and bake an additional 20 min longer.