My friend Robert shared this recipe with me, and I think it’s one of the BEST meatloaves I’ve ever made. I like to make the individual loaves and get the topping really done. Yet, the meat is still very moist and flavorful. SIMPLE to make in a big mixer. I use a large scoop to divide the meat mixture for shaping with my hands, and I bake the loaves on a piece of heavy duty foil on a baking sheet.
Robert’s Ma’s Meatloaf
1 lb ground beef (not too fatty)
1/3 lb. sage sausage (or ground pork plus 1/4 t. sage)
2 slices bread, crumbled
saltines, half a sleeve, crumbled
3/4 cup milk
1/3 cup finely chopped onion
1/3 cup finely chopped green pepper
1/3 cup ketchup
1/3 cup bbq sauce
2 T. mustard
1 T. brown sugar
Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
Mix ingredients in a bowl, then form into a loaf (or 6-8 individual loaves), and bake 45 minutes. Meanwhile, make the glaze.
Spoon glaze over the meat, and bake for another 15 minutes.
ENJOY with mershed perderder* and some veggies! Serves 6.
(Mershed perderders=mashed potatoes, that’s from the ‘ermegerd girl’ that Robert and I love)