Cin's "Easy Italian Style Meatloaf w/a twist"

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Straws Kitchen

By
@CinCooks

Turned out to be a very tasty meatloaf.
My Hubby said,''wow, that was good...can I take a meatloaf
sandwich in my lunch?''

The next day I used some of the leftovers to make a "Meatloaf Cheese Quesada".
I made it by using some creamy
spinach dip for the spread inside...yummmmmO!!!

Photos By: CinStraw

Rating:

★★★★★ 2 votes

Comments:
Cook:
1 Hr 30 Min
Method:
Bake

Ingredients

  • 1 lb
    of each: lean ground beef and sausage
  • 3
    eggs
  • 1/3 c
    sun dried tomato tapenade
  • 1/3 c
    purple-onion chopped
  • 1/3 c
    green bell pepper (chopped)
  • 1/3 c
    celery (chopped, use leafy parts too)
  • 1 Tbsp
    minced garlic chopped (spice world)
  • 1 1/2 Tbsp
    ground ginger (spice world)
  • 1 c
    bread crumbs (chopped real fine)
  • 1/4 c
    crushed 'white cheddar' flavored crackers
  • 1 tsp
    salt
  • 1/2 tsp
    freshly ground black pepper
  • 1 Tbsp
    balsamic vinegar
  • 1 Tbsp
    worcestershire sauce
  • 2 Tbsp
    chopped fresh basil
  • 1 Tbsp
    chopped fresh parsley
  • 1 can(s)
    (sm) hunts tomato paste (use 3/4 in meatloaf mixture, retain 1/4)

How to Make Cin's "Easy Italian Style Meatloaf w/a twist"

Step-by-Step

  1. Grease loaf pans with extra-virgin olive oil.
    Preheat oven to 350 dF.
  2. Topping:
    Using the 1/4 can tomato paste you retained add 1/4 c ketchup and 1/8 c vidalia onion poppyseed dressing...mix together well, set aside.
  3. Grab yourself a large mixing bowl (big enough to get your hands in), to mix ingredients up.

    Add aLL ingredients together, (except topping mix), and combine well.
  4. Put into oiled loaf pans and spread your topping all over the top of each loaf.

    This mixture will make enough to fill 1-regular sized loaf pan plus 2-mini loaf pans (or 2-regular loaf pans).
  5. Bake for approximately 1 to 1 1/2 hours (or when the internal temperature of the meatloaf
    reaches 160 dF)...I baked all 3 in oven at the same time together, so it took about 1-1/2 hours to bake it,
    When baked let it rest about 5 minutes or more, on cooling racks before removing from pan to platter, then it's ready to eat.
    Enjoy!!!!

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About Cin's "Easy Italian Style Meatloaf w/a twist"

Course/Dish: Beef, Pork, Meatloafs
Main Ingredient: Beef
Regional Style: Italian
Other Tags: Quick & Easy, For Kids, Healthy




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