Jeff Mauro's Meatloaf
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Recipe type: beef
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Serves: serves 6
 
A tasty meatloaf made with two kinds of meat, plenty of flavors, and topped with a sweet, spicy, and tangy sauce.
Ingredients
For the meatloaf:
  • 1 T. olive oil
  • 1 small onion, finely diced
  • ½ bell pepper, finely diced
  • 1 t. salt
  • 1 t. black pepper
  • 4 garlic cloves, minced
  • ⅓ c. milk
  • 1 T. dijon mustard
  • 2 T. Worcestershire sauce
  • 2 eggs
  • 1 lb. ground beef
  • 1 lb. ground pork
  • 1 c. coarsely crushed saltine crackers
For the glaze:
  • ½ c. barbecue sauce
  • 2 T. ketchup
  • 2 T. brown sugar
  • ¼ c. apple cider vinegar
  • 1 T. hot sauce
Instructions
  1. Preheat the oven to 350 degrees. Spray a loaf pan with cooking spray and set aside.
  2. Heat the oil in a medium skillet over medium heat. Add in the onion and peppers and saute for 3-5 minutes or until they begin to soften.
  3. Add in the salt, pepper, and garlic and cook for 1 minute. Set aside.
  4. In a large bowl combine this milk, dijon, Worcestershire sauce, and eggs. Mix well.
  5. Add the beef, pork, crackers, and the vegetable mixture and mix together with your hands.
  6. Spoon the mixture into the prepared pan and lightly press down to smooth the top.
  7. In a small bowl whisk together the barbecue sauce, ketchup, brown sugar, vinegar, and hot sauce. Pour over top of the meatloaf (it will look like a lot but that's ok).
  8. Bake for 1 hour and 10 minutes or until a thermometer reads 165 degrees. Remove from oven and let sit 10 minutes before cutting.
Notes
Recipe adapted from Jeff Mauro at Food Network
Recipe by Hezzi-D's Books and Cooks at https://www.hezzi-dsbooksandcooks.com/jeff-mauros-meatloaf/