3 pounds ground round (or ground beef, your choice)
2 eggs, beaten
1/2 cup picante-style salsa, thick and chunky
2 stalks celery, diced
1/2 large onion, diced
1 green bell pepper, diced
1 large carrot, shredded
Salt and pepper, to taste
1 sleeve saltine crackers, crushed
Place ground meat in a large bowl. Mix the eggs and salsa together and pour over the beef. Add all other ingredients and mix well. Shape it into a firm, long log and place it diagonally in a 13 x 9-inch baking pan. Bake at 350 degrees F for 1 1/2 to 2 hours.
Serves 4 to 6 people with enough left over for sandwiches the next day.