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hearty meatloaf

★★★★★ 3
a recipe by
Annalisa Keene
Fairborn, OH

Including my late hubby, we usually had several strapping lads at our table who loved to eat (seriously, they were like locusts, and I had the grocery bills to prove it). It's a large loaf and occasionally we even had leftovers! It's pretty basic, but feel free to spice it up according to your family's taste.

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Meatloaf is an easy dinner and this one is indeed hearty. We weren't sure what type of sausage to use so we went with a mild breakfast sausage. You could add a hot or Italian sausage for even more flavor. What makes this meatloaf special is the glaze. It's not too sweet and has a wonderful kick of spice.

— The Test Kitchen @kitchencrew
★★★★★ 3
serves 8
prep time 15 Min
cook time 1 Hr
method Bake

Ingredients For hearty meatloaf

  • 2 lb
    ground beef
  • 2 lb
  • 1 1/2 c
    Panko bread crumbs (plain or flavored)
  • 3
    eggs (beaten)
  • 3/4 c
  • 2
  • 2 tsp
    minced garlic (heaping)
  • 1 Tbsp
    dry mustard
  • 1 c
    brown sugar, firmly packed
  • 1 c
  • 3 tsp
    chili powder
  • 1/2 tsp
    cayenne pepper
  • 2 1/2 tsp

How To Make hearty meatloaf

  • Meat, crumbs, spices, eggs, and milk in a large bowl.
    Combine meat, crumbs, spices, eggs, and milk in a large bowl. Mix by hand until well blended.
  • Meat formed into a loaf.
    Turn out into a large Pyrex baking dish and form into a loaf.
  • Glaze ingredients combined in a bowl.
    Combine glaze ingredients in a small bowl and mix until well blended. Add extra seasonings as desired.
  • Glaze poured over the meatloaf.
    Pour over meatloaf.
  • Meatloaf baking in the oven.
    Bake at 375 for about 60 minutes. (Should temp at 140 on meat thermometer) Remove from oven and let rest 5 minutes. Slice and serve.

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