Photo: Jennifer Davick; Styling: Missie Neville Crawford
Total Time
2 Hours 5 Mins
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.

How to Make It

Step 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.

Step 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.

Ratings & Reviews

Great Meatloaf!!!!!!!

November 10, 2015
Made This Tonight Exactly To The Recipe ...It Was Awesome!!!!!!! 

August 25, 2016
me too 1944.....

August 25, 2016
no you don't taste the just adds to the flavor. They won't know its there.

Great, but a little sweet

June 17, 2017
Just made this for the first time tonight! The meatloaf was great, but I will definitely cut the brown sugar in half next time - definitely on the sweeter side.


December 16, 2017
I made it with Jimmy Deans spicy sausage and it was delicious. I made sure not to over mix it which makes it  tough. I combined all the ingredients,except the meat, first to make sure everything got incorporated before it was mixed into the meat. For the two of us, the recipe made enough Meat Loaf for 4 meals which I divided up and vacuum packed for future use. We served it with baked sweet potatoes and canned cream corn that we added more whole corn  too. Very satisfying dinner.

Wryan10592's Review

April 09, 2014

huskyfan1971's Review

January 30, 2013

BeckyG72's Review

April 20, 2013

SallieC's Review

January 30, 2012
I made this recipe as directed only substituting about 3/4 cup of bread crumbs for the saltines. I also formed it into balls and placed them in a muffin pan to make large meatballs or mini meatloaves. It made serving easy and neat.

TamiBB's Review

September 02, 2010
Hubby loved it and so easy to make! Great flavor, fantastic with au gratin potatoes ...