1 1/4 lb. Ground chuck
1 Egg, beaten
3/4 c Cheddar, cut in small cubes (optional)
1 sm Onion, chopped
1/2 md Green pepper, chopped
1 Stalk celery, sliced thin
Lots black pepper, freshly
1/2 c Milk
1/3 c Breadcrumbs, Italian style
3 Slices bacon
Combine chuck through seasonings. Add milk and breadcrumbs. If
necessary, add a little additional milk until it just barely keeps
together in your hands when you try to pick it up.
In small open roasting pan, form into oval. Lay strips of bacon on top.
Bake at 450 for approximately 1 hour, or until bacon is crisp. Remove to paper towels to drain before placing on serving platter.