Bev's Famous Meatloaf

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The easy—and famous—homestyle meatloaf will save your weeknight.

Bev's Famous Meatloaf
This recipe comes from country music start Miranda Lambert's mama. “My mom and I have cooked together as far back as she could bring a stool to the kitchen counter, and her meatloaf has always been my favorite recipe,” she says. Photo: Jennifer Davick
Total Time:
2 hrs 5 mins
Yield:
10 serves

This homestyle meatloaf recipe features both ground beef and ground pork sausage, green bell pepper and onion, and a sweet tomato topping. Serve with mashed potatoes and green peas to round out the meal. This recipe comes from country music star Miranda Lambert's mama. "My mom and I have cooked together as far back as she could bring a stool to the kitchen counter, and her meatloaf has always been my favorite recipe," she says.

Ingredients

  • 2 pounds lean ground beef

  • 1 pound ground pork sausage

  • 18 saltine crackers, crushed

  • ½ green bell pepper, diced

  • ½ onion, finely chopped

  • 2 large eggs, lightly beaten

  • 1 tablespoon Worcestershire sauce

  • 1 teaspoon yellow mustard

  • ½ cup firmly packed brown sugar, divided

  • ½ cup ketchup

Directions

  1. Preheat oven to 350°F. Combine first 8 ingredients and ¼ cup brown sugar in a medium bowl just until blended. Place mixture in a lightly greased 11- x 7-inch baking dish, and shape mixture into a 10- x 5-inch loaf.

  2. Bake at 350°F for 1 hour. Remove from oven, and drain. Stir together ketchup and remaining ¼ cup brown sugar; pour over meatloaf. Bake 15 more minutes or until a meat thermometer inserted into thickest portion registers 160°F. Remove from oven; let stand 20 minutes. Remove from baking dish before slicing.

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