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Bev's Famous Meatloaf

Photo: Jennifer Davick; Styling: Missie Neville Crawford
Total time 2 hrs, 5 mins
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Makes 10 servings

This homestyle meatloaf recipe features both ground beef and ground pork sausage, green bell pepper and onion, and a sweet tomato topping.  Serve with mashed potatoes and green peas to round out the meal.

Ingredients

  • 2 pounds lean ground beef
  • 1 pound ground pork sausage
  • 18 saltine crackers, crushed
  • 1/2 green bell pepper, diced
  • 1/2 onion, finely chopped
  • 2 large eggs, lightly beaten
  • 1 tablespoon Worcestershire sauce
  • 1 teaspoon yellow mustard
  • 1/2 cup firmly packed brown sugar, divided
  • 1/2 cup ketchup

How to Make It

  1. Preheat oven to 350°. Combine first 8 ingredients and 1/4 cup brown sugar in a medium bowl just until blended. Place mixture in a lightly greased 11- x 7-inch baking dish, and shape mixture into a 10- x 5-inch loaf.

  2. Bake at 350° for 1 hour. Remove from oven, and drain. Stir together ketchup and remaining 1/4 cup brown sugar; pour over meatloaf. Bake 15 more minutes or until a meat thermometer inserted into thickest portion registers 160°. Remove from oven; let stand 20 minutes. Remove from baking dish before slicing.