Lucille Coker’s Meatloaf

Made with onion, ketchup, and corn flakes.

The image on the left is the other side of the card, if you’re curious. Click to enlarge it.

Based on age and proximity, I’m reasonably sure that the Lucille Coker in this recipe is actually Thelma Lucille Phillips Coker, here in the 1940 census with her husband and kids:

Which is kind of weird, because L.R. is Louise, so, y’know, I just wonder what kind of things this meatloaf will make you do.


From the box of L.R. from Winston-Salem, North Carolina.

Lucille Coker’s Meat Loaf Recipe

1-1/2 lbs. lean ground chuck or top round
3/4 c. corn flakes, slightly crushed
1 c. of PET milk
3 Tbsp. chopped onion
1 tsp. salt
1/4 tsp. black pepper

Mix well–shape, place in baking dish, make flat on top.

Bake 10-15 minutes, then drain off grease.

Now, add sauce:

3 Tbsp. sugar
1/2 c. of water
1 c. ketchup
1 finely chopped onion
2 Tbsp. Worcestershire (I use Kikkoman’s soy sauce)

Mix and pour over meat loaf.

Bake at 350 deg. for a total of an hour.

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