Ready in 45 minutes
Not your plain ol' meatloaf, but still traditional enough for the purists. This one is sure to please everyone in your family.
Preheat oven to 350 degrees (F). Lightly oil a 9- x 5-inch loaf pan. If using a silicone pan, place on a sturdy baking sheet.
In a large bowl, combine beef, sausage, onion, bell pepper, garlic, bread crumbs, optional wine, egg, Worcestershire, parsley, basil, oregano, salt, pepper, Parmesan and 1/2 cup each tomato sauce and mozzarella. Spoon into prepared pan and gently pack down. Bake 45 minutes. Pour off drippings.
Spread remaining tomato sauce on top of the loaf and sprinkle with remaining 1 cup mozzarella. Bake until an internal temperature reaches 160 degrees on an instant read thermometer. The cheese should be melted and the sauce should be bubbling. Let stand 10 minutes, pour off drippings, and remove from pan before slicing.
Everyone enjoyed this, but most importantly, my son (who was not previously a meatloaf fan) gave this one 5 stars and told me that when I make meatloaf again, it should be this one. So that alone earns five stars in my book :o)
Mrsswill 1y agoMy husband tried it and said "mmmm...amazing"! That was good enough for me. ;) I used about a half lb. more of mild Italian sausage and I didn't have any fresh parsley, but I did have cilantro so I used that. Delicious! I didn't see the part about adding the tomato sauce and cheese on top 45 mins later. I put it all together and baked for 1 hr. Worked fine.
doriwoodburn 1y agoMy husband couldn't stop talking about it. He loved it. I may never make meatloaf the traditional way again. Excellent.
justntime 2y agoOne word......Amazeballs!!!! Hahaha my whole family loved it and they can't wait till I make it again :-D
jeanniepelletier92 2y agoAmazing!! Will definitely add this to the rotation. Thanks for sharing such a delicious recipe.
Pcabezas 2y agoGreat recipe! We used a more spicy sausage and it really came out good. Had a nice bite to it. Thanks so much for this recipe, it's so hard to find one that doesn't taste like hamburger and ketchup.
sandywalkerpoon 2y agoLoved the flavor!!!!
Schel67 2y ago
Sportechic 2y agoDelish! I use ground turkey & spice it up a bit more.
JeannetteRoberts 3y agoThis recipe was okay, it was a nice change but I probably will not make it again. My family had too many mixed feelings about it.
Mschauer72 3y agoI can not say this enough! BEST MEATLOAF EVER!!! Makes great burgers too!