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

Straws Kitchen


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

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1 Hr 30 Min


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


  • 1Grease loaf pans with extra-virgin olive oil.
    Preheat oven to 350 dF.
  • 2Topping:
    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.
  • 3Grab 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.
  • 4Put 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).
  • 5Bake 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.

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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