Bev's Famous Meatloaf

Bev's Famous Meatloaf Recipe
Photo: Jennifer Davick; Styling: Missie Neville Crawford
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.


Makes 10 servings
Total time: 2 Hours, 5 Minutes

Recipe from

Southern Living

Recipe Time

Total: 2 Hours, 5 Minutes


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


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.

Bev Lambert, Lindale, Texas,

Southern Living

February 2010
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