Saturday, June 27, 2015
Annual Meatloaf Festival and Cookoff held in historic downtown Paxico.

First Place:  Johna Miller - entry name Red Cap Cattle Company, Wamego
Second Place:  Alisha Wolf - entry name Forever Friends FL-KS, Manhattan.
Third Place Berryl Heinz - entry name Southern Belle, Manhattan.

The winner of the Crowd Favorite was Johna Miller Red Cap Cattle Company.  
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The City of Paxico
Stockgrowers State Bank
The Kansas Beef Council
CR's Tire & Supply
Bank of the Flint Hills
Bluestem Electric
J.B. Pearl Sales & Service
Wamego Telecommunications
Alma Coop Oil Association
The Rafter P
Paxico Area Community Foundation
Paxico Merchants Association, Inc.
Aunt Peg’s Antiques
The Pottery Garden
Longbranch Bar & Grill
Old Woodman Antiques
Paxico Insurance Agency
Murray Auction & Realty
Mill Creek Campground
Prairie Ghost Gallery
Red Cap Cattle Co. Meatloaf:

2 lbs. ground beef
1 lb. ground sausage
3 eggs
1 med. onion, diced
1/2 c. Ketchup
2 Tbsp. worcestshire sauce
I sleeve package of Ritz crackers,
 crushed (about 32 crackers)
2 cloves crushed garlic, optional


1c. ketchup
1/2 c. dark brown sugar
1/2 tsp. nutmeg

Mix all meat loaf ingredients and form in a loaf.  Mix all sauce ingredients and spoon over
meatloaf. Cover loosely with foil and bake at 350*F for about 1 hour. Remove foil and
continue to bake for another 1/2 hour for a total of
1 1/2 hours baking time.

Note:  I often use this same recipe in the slower cooker. The directions are identical. However,
if desired one may quarter potatoes lengthwise and place at the bottom of the slow cooker as
they take longer to cook than meatloaf. Place the meatloaf directly on top of the potatoes,
place carrots around meatloaf, spoon sauce over meatloaf and let slow cook for 6-8 hours.
Photo Credits: Kim Erikson, Local Photographer
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