Classic Spicy Meatloaf

Ingredients

  • 2 tablespoons unsalted butter
  • 1 cup finely chopped onion
  • ½ cup finely chopped green onions
  • 1carrot, finely chopped
  • 1 rib celery, finely chopped
  • 1 tablespoon minced garlic
  • ⅔ cup ketchup, divided
  • 2 teaspoons Worcestershire sauce
  • 2 teaspoons salt
  • 1 ½ teaspoons ground black pepper
  • 1 ½ pounds ground beef
  • ¾ pound spicy ground pork sausage
  • 1 cup bread crumbs
  • ⅓ cup minced fresh parsley
  • 2 large eggs, slightly beaten
  • Directions

  • Step 1

    Preheat oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C).

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  • Step 2

    Heat butter in a large heavy skillet over medium heat; cook and stir onion, green onions, carrot, celery, and garlic until fragrant, about 5 minutes. Cover skillet with a lid and cook, stirring occasionally, until carrot is tender, about 5 more minutes. Stir 1/3 cup ketchup, Worcestershire sauce, salt, and pepper into vegetable mixture; cook until warmed through, about 1 minute.

  • Step 3

    Mix ground beef, sausage, vegetable mixture, bread crumbs, parsley, and eggs in a large bowl; form into a loaf and place in a rectangular baking pan with 2-inch high sides. Cover loaf with remaining 1/3 cup ketchup.

  • Step 4

    Bake in the preheated oven until no longer pink in the center, about 1 hour. An instant-read thermometer inserted into the center should read at least 160 degrees F (70 degrees C).

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