old-fashioned meatloaf

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By Judith Esqueda
from Monroe, WA

The original recipe came from a local newspaper. I made a few tweaks to make it my own. I like the texture created by the cracker crumbs (I use a buttery cracker) and the grated vegetables. I usually shape the mixture into 2 or 3 loaves and freeze the others for future meals. Smaller loaves may not need as much cooking time, so I recommend checking the internal temperature for desired doneness. This has become a real family favorite.

serves 12 or more
prep time 30 Min
cook time 1 Hr
method Bake

Ingredients For old-fashioned meatloaf

  • 2 lb
    ground sirloin
  • 1 lb
    pork sausage, mild
  • 1
    egg
  • 1/2 c
    ketchup
  • 1 1/2 c
    cracker crumbs
  • 1 1/2 tsp
    garlic, minced
  • 1 Tbsp
    seasoning salt
  • 1/2
    onion, grated
  • 1/2
    green bell pepper, grated
  • 1 lg
    carrot, grated
  • 1 Tbsp
    worcestershire sauce
  • 1 c
    grated parmesan cheese, optional
  • 1/2 c
    milk
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How To Make old-fashioned meatloaf

  • 1
    Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
  • 2
    In a large bowl, combine ground sirloin, sausage, egg, ketchup, cracker crumbs, garlic, seasoning salt, onion, green pepper, carrot, Worcestershire sauce, cheese (if using), and milk. Mix together thoroughly, then turn into a large shallow pan and form into a loaf shape.
  • 3
    Bake at 350 degrees until meat is cooked through, about 60-75 minutes. (Internal temperature of 165 degrees). Remove from oven and let rest a few minutes before slicing and serving.

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