fresh food heart

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 eggs

 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)

 Additional ketchup


 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.