I wish I could take credit for this recipe, but it's my mom's. I've honestly never had a meatloaf I didn't like, but this one is definitely my favorite. The added sausage meat means it's not dry, but freeing it from a loaf pan cuts down on its greasiness. I've made it with ground turkey, ground beef, or the classic "meatloaf combo", but I think my favorite combo is ground beef and turkey sausage. Chopping the vegetables finely is crucial to a loaf that holds together. —Savour
sandwich bread (white or whole wheat)
celery, finely chopped
small onion, finely chopped
extra lean ground beef
meat from sweet Italian sausage links, casings removed
In This Recipe
Preheat oven to 350.
Grate or cut sandwich bread into fine crumbs.
Soak crumbs in milk. Add meats, eggs, vegetables and seasonings (except ketchup), mix well. (I usually use my hands for this.)
In a roasting pan lined with tin foil, form the meat into two roughly oblong loaves and top with ketchup.
Add 1/2 inch of boiling water to the bottom of the pan (this is optional, but makes cleanup MUCH easier).
Bake at 350 for 1 hour or until loaves are firm to the touch.
Serve hot with extra ketchup, or let cool and make meatloaf sandwiches on sourdough bread with ketchup.
I'm a Los Angeles based home cook with a full time job and 2 young kids, so my recipes tend to be accessible to busy people. I firmly believe that anyone can cook good, everyday meals from scratch with sufficient tools and encouragement, and I try to create meals that are delicious, wholesome and not too intimidating. Most of my favorite recipes tend to be twists on a classic dish that makes it new and exciting.