Monday, February 21, 2022

Meat Loaf with Italian Sausage and Bacon

Meatloaf on a white plate.

Meatloaf is the ultimate comfort food. There are many variations and ways to cook this unassuming, but delicious dish. 

This recipe has ground beef and hot Italian pork sausage in it. It’s topped with a ketchup glaze, as well as bacon. My family gave this meatloaf two thumbs up and I hope yours will too.

I recommend serving it with a green salad and boiled potatoes. 

Meatloaf With Italian Sausage and Bacon

Serves 6 

For the meatloaf:

1 tablespoon vegetable oil
1  cooking onion, chopped
1 clove garlic, minced
2 eggs
2 teaspoons Dijon mustard
1/2 teaspoon dried thyme
1/2 teaspoon dried oregano
2 teaspoons Worcestershire sauce
1/2 cup milk
1 pound extra-lean ground beef
3/4 pounds hot Italian sausage, casings removed
1/3 cup Panko breadcrumbs
1/3 cup chopped fresh parsley
3 to 4 slices of bacon (the amount will very, depending on how big the loaf is)


1/2 cup ketchup
1/4 cup brown sugar
3 teaspoons cider vinegar


Preheat oven to 350° F.  

Line a loaf pan with parchment paper.

Heat oil in a small saucepan over medium-high heat. Add onions and garlic and sauté until soft. Remove from heat.

In a large bowl, add the eggs, Dijon, spices, Worcestershire, milk, ground beef, sausage meat, breadcrumbs and parsley. I used my hands to mix everything well.

Spoon mixture into the prepared loaf pan.

In a small bowl, prepare the glaze by adding the ketchup, brown sugar and cider vinegar together.

Spoon glaze on top of meatloaf.

Add 2 or 3 pieces of bacon on top of glaze.

Cook in oven for about 60 to 80 minutes, or until cooked through and the meat thermometer registers 170°F/75°C.

Drain off fat from pan. Remove loaf and cut into slices to serve. 

Meatloaf with Italian sausage and bacon on a plate.
Meatloaf with Italian Sausage and bacon.

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Chili Macaroni

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