For those who might not have seen this in the comments section, here’s my no-fail meatloaf recipe (play with it and make it yummily yours!):
1 lb ground beef (no less than 15% fat…you need that fat for flavoring but most of it bakes out)
1 lb mild Italian sausage (if you have slightly more sausage than beef, that’s perfectly fine)
2 eggs (large)
2 slices bread (I use wheat, with crusts)
1/2 cup milk (I use 1% or non-fat but any is fine)
1/4 c finely chopped green pepper
1/4 c finely chopped onion
1/2 tsp ground pepper
1/2 tsp garlic salt (or a bit more if you prefer)
1 good squeeze of ketchup (approx 1 tbsp)
2 tbsp Worcestershire sauce
2 small plastic baggies (for your hands because they’ll get really goopy and cold otherwise. And while I don’t mind the goopy part, I hate the frozen hand part)
Mix everything well. It helps to soak the bread in the milk before adding it to the mixture because the milk softens the crust and the makes the bread wonderfully squishy.
Once all ingredients are mixed thoroughly, glop the whole thing into a loaf pan and bake at 350 for about an hour. Before I put the pan in the oven, I sprinkle the top with more pepper and garlic salt. If I can get everything seasoned well enough during the making process, I don’t have to worry about seasoning once it’s on the plate.
Let me know if you try the recipe and how you liked it!