cin's "easy italian style meatloaf w/a twist"

★★★★★ 2 Reviews
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By Straws Kitchen(*o *)
from NW Corner, AR

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

★★★★★ 2 Reviews
cook time 1 Hr 30 Min
method Bake

Ingredients For cin's "easy italian style meatloaf w/a twist"

  • 1 lb
    of each: lean ground beef and sausage
  • 3
  • 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
  • 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
    (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"

  • 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!!!!