When I was growing up my mother would make meatloaf and it would leave all of us kids (there were 6 of us) scrambling to find a friends house we could eat at that night. I mean seriously, we did not like her meatloaf. All you could taste was onion and ketchup! Not a good combination.
I remember after my parents split up, I was with my dad and he asked if I wanted meatloaf for dinner. My exact quote to him was "are you crazy! That's disgusting!"....LOL. He then told me that he found a recipe different from my mother's that he wanted to try so I said (albeit I was still not happy about this idea) ok. I wish that I could remember where he found this recipe so that I could give proper credit, but this was well over 20 years ago. All I can remember is that he said he found it in a magazine. I have been using this recipe ever since. Amazing stuff and for my family a real comfort food. The recipe itself is very easy. I will tell you upfront it really doesn't look too pretty, but the taste is amazing (especially with mashed potatoes and corn).
to make this meatloaf all you need is:
1lb ground beef (or for a smaller loaf use 1/2 lb)
1 lb ground sausage (again for a smaller loaf use 1/2 lb)
1 can cream of mushroom soup
crackers ( I usually use saltines, but Ritz would work just as well)
- Preheat oven to 350
- Combine all ingredients in a large bowl
- Mix until thoroughly combined and mix holds together fairly well
- Put in a 9 X 13 baking dish
- Place in oven for about an hour (a little longer if you like a harder crust on the outside)
Again I will warn you it doesn't look pretty but it is so good!
I was not able to get pictures before everyone started digging in, as I said my family loves this recipe. Although, I love this recipe on the first night, (if you have any left overs) it is even better the next day on a sandwich!
Hope you enjoy this as much as my family does.
If you do try this recipe, please come back and let me know how it turned out!
Have a great day!