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World's best meatloaf recipe (Wordful Wednesday this week...)

Start with a bowl.
A big one.
For the meatloaf, assemble the following ingredients:
  • 2 .lbs ground beef
  • 1 lb ground sausage
  • 1/2 sleeve of finely crushed Saltines or Ritz crackers
  • 2 eggs
  • 1 dash of Worcestershire sauce
  • 1 tsp prepared mustard
  • 1/2 C brown sugar
  • 1/4 C ketchup
  • 1/2 C finely chopped bell pepper
  • 1/2 C finely chopped onion
Note: I used a red bell pepper - I find them a bit sweeter and I like the color.
Once assembled, mix everything together well. The best way to do it is to use your hands.
Place the well-mixed ingredients into a baking dish. (Note: for me, it seems to take longer to bake when the dish has steep sides.)

Bake for 1 hour in an oven which has been preheated to 350.

While baking, blend together the topping:
  • 1 C ketchup
  • 1/4 C brown sugar
(Note: I always double the quantities listed above. DH likes plenty of the sauce! And so do I.)

After baking, pour the grease off of the loaf and spread the topping over the meat generously. Place pan back in the oven for 15 minutes to bake, then let cool for 5-10 minutes before cutting.

Enjoy!




55 comments:

  1. Ooh! Meatloaf is on our menu this week but I already have my ingredients.....will have to try yours next time!

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  2. my husband was only just saying the other day that I hadn't made meatloaf for a while. Perhaps it's time. Have a great week.

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  3. Great idea for food ! The roast looks perfect !
    Greetings

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  4. I don't add the bell pepper to mine...but I will now! Yum!!

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  5. Nice portrait of the pepper!
    Thanks for reminding me about the photo linkup.
    I hope someone sees Meow-Wow and adopts him.

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  6. I bet the sausage does make it really good. Good tip!

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  7. Mmm! Sounds delicious! Meatloaf is not common in N. Ireland so I must try this recipe! Thanks for sharing and hosting.

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  8. Good Monday to you, my lovely Sue, and thank you for hosting me, as well !

    Hope your week is off to a great start, I wish you most wonderful days to come,
    with much gratitude

    Dany

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  9. Yum! Will try this. Have a great week!

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  10. sounds delicious. bon appétit!

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  11. That's one helluva meatloaf Sue. Send me a sample - please!

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  12. Your meatloaf looks delicious!! Sample please

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  13. That looks and sounds delicious! Have a great week!

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  14. That meatloaf recipe sounds scrumptious! I would take a bite off that last photograph if I could. Blessings!

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  15. This sounds fabulous! I rarely make meatloaf anymore since my kids have grown, but I'd love to try your recipe one day, Sue. I often have to bring a pot luck dinner entree to a community meeting and this also sounds like it would be delicious to serve for that

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  16. I wish my kids liked meatloaf! That looks delicious! Have a great week!

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  17. This sounds delicious.Thanks for sharing the recipe.

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  18. I haven't had a good meatloaf in a long time. Your recipe remains me of the ones my mom used to prepare (super good!). I like the mix of beef and sausage in your recipe. Now, I am salivating all over the place!

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  19. Sounds and looks yummy. I will have to try your recipe.

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  20. I'm a fan of anything with ketchup!

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  21. I love meatloaf and this one I will make for sure. Looks so good!

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  22. Thanks for this great recipe, and for hosting.

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  23. Looks very yummy.
    Gretings from Germany

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  24. The image above the recipe is unique. Thanks for the recipe.

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  25. ooh...thatlooks super yummy for supper!! :)

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  26. Never thought of adding red pepper; it is sweeter. Thanks for sharing the recipe.

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  27. Great recipe! You may like to share here:
    http://nicholasjv.blogspot.com.au/search/label/food_friday

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  28. Sounds yummy, I'll have to try it.

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  29. I love meatloaf, this sounds delicious and your mixing bowl is really cute too!

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  30. That looks good! If I made this for my family I would have to leave out the sauce you put on top because my son is allergic to tomatoes. Have a terrific afternoon!

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  31. I bet it tastes good! I couldn't eat it though... even a little spice gives me heartburn. :-(

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  32. Looks delicious! Thanks for sharing!

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  33. Great recipe, I've never had meatloaf before so I will have to try this out! - Tasha

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  34. Very practical WW today Sue! Looks good

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  35. Thanks for the lovely words on my last post Sue! - Tasha

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  36. Ok ...now I have to eat. Nice visiting you.

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  37. Yummy! I adore meatloaf, will have to try this. Thank you!

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  38. Yummi - I love it and I will have to try this!
    Many thanks!

    Happy ww and thanks for hosting,

    best - Joana

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  39. Looks good although I'm not much of a Ketchup fan.

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  40. It looks chock full of goodies!

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  41. that's a lovely recipe.. I never used ketchup in meatloaf..

    http://from-a-girls-mind.blogspot.com

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  42. Eh...the only Meatloaf I like is the singer. '-)

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  43. Yum. Haven't made meatloaf in ages. This looks great. I have always added tomato and barbecue sauces to mine as well. Sometimes I bake mini ones in friand pans!

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  44. It's been a long time since I've made meatloaf. Will have to give this recipe a try.

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  45. Worcestershire sauce I think that is key. When I stared adding that to my meatloaf the world opened up.

    Lisa @ LTTL

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  46. Thank you for participating in the Travel Tuesday meme.

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  47. My husband keeps asking me to make meatloaf. I've got no excuse now!

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