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Classic Meatloaf

Classic Meatloaf

Classic Meatloaf – All seasoned and sauced up, this Southern meatloaf recipe uses celery, green onions, a bit of garlic and chili sauce for incredible flavor. This no-fail, kid approved recipe is sure to become a family favorite.

Classic Meatloaf - All seasoned and sauced up, this Southern meatloaf recipe uses celery, green onions, a bit of garlic and chili sauce for incredible flavor. This no-fail, kid approved recipe is sure to become a family favorite.

I still remember  the first time I made meatloaf. It was a mess of overcooked, dry tasteless meat. Even the dogs ran when I tried to hide the evidence by feeding it to them.

Classic Meatloaf - All seasoned and sauced up, this Southern meatloaf recipe uses celery, green onions, a bit of garlic and chili sauce for incredible flavor. This no-fail, kid approved recipe is sure to become a family favorite.

Give your meatloaf a great start by sauteing up some minced garlic and chopped green onion and celery.

Classic Meatloaf - All seasoned and sauced up, this Southern meatloaf recipe uses celery, green onions, a bit of garlic and chili sauce for incredible flavor. This no-fail, kid approved recipe is sure to become a family favorite.
Classic Meatloaf - All seasoned and sauced up, this Southern meatloaf recipe uses celery, green onions, a bit of garlic and chili sauce for incredible flavor. This no-fail, kid approved recipe is sure to become a family favorite.

The smell of them cooking in a little butter is just magical.  Glade should make this into an air freshener scent!

Add the beef, sausage, saute’d vegetables, bread crumbs, milk, eggs, chili sauce, salt and pepper to a mixing bowl. Mix lightly using a fork.  Say what? I used to use my hands…I felt compelled to use them because my grandma did and gran was always right!….anyway someone whispered in my ear that all my squashing and squeezing and getting out my aggressions  on that helpless bowl of meat was making it tough. You know the old saying “a cook’s best tools are a clean pair of hands “…well, not for meatloaf.

Classic Meatloaf - All seasoned and sauced up, this Southern meatloaf recipe uses celery, green onions, a bit of garlic and chili sauce for incredible flavor. This no-fail, kid approved recipe is sure to become a family favorite.

Pile the meat mixture into a baking dish and form it into a loaf. Or whatever shape you are going for. You are the boss! Then pour the rest of the chili sauce over the top and spread it out. Pile on the potatoes around the meatloaf if you are making them. As the meatloaf cooks, they will absorb the flavors from the drippings..yum!

Classic Meatloaf - All seasoned and sauced up, this Southern meatloaf recipe uses celery, green onions, a bit of garlic and chili sauce for incredible flavor. This no-fail, kid approved recipe is sure to become a family favorite.
Classic Meatloaf - All seasoned and sauced up, this Southern meatloaf recipe uses celery, green onions, a bit of garlic and chili sauce for incredible flavor. This no-fail, kid approved recipe is sure to become a family favorite.
Classic Meatloaf - All seasoned and sauced up, this Southern meatloaf recipe uses celery, green onions, a bit of garlic and chili sauce for incredible flavor. This no-fail, kid approved recipe is sure to become a family favorite.
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Classic Meatloaf

Southern classic meatloaf recipe uses celery, green onions, a bit of garlic and chili sauce for incredible flavor. This no-fail, kid approved recipe is sure to become a family favorite.
Course Dinner
Cuisine American
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 1 hour
Total Time 1 hour 15 minutes
Servings 8
Calories 553kcal

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INGREDIENTS

  • 1-1/2 pounds lean ground beef
  • 1 pound mild Italian sausage
  • 1 stalk celery, small chopped
  • 3 medium green onions, sliced using white and green
  • 1 tbsp minced garlic
  • 1 tbsp unsalted butter
  • 1 cup plain bread crumbs
  • 1 cup 2% milk
  • 3 large eggs
  • 1 tsp kosher salt
  • 1/2 tsp pepper
  • 12 ounce chili sauce, divided
  • 3 large potatoes, cut into 8 wedges each

INSTRUCTIONS

  • Preheat the oven to 350°F.
  • In a small skillet over medium heat, melt butter until frothy. Add celery,green onion and garlic to the butter and cook until the celery is softened and garlic is golden, about 2 minutes. Remove from heat and set aside.
  • In a large bowl, combine using a fork, the beef, sausage, bread crumbs, milk, salt, pepper, celery mixture and 3/4 cup of chili sauce.
  • Transfer mixture to a 9 x 12 baking dish. Form meat mixture into a loaf. Top with the remaining chili sauce, spreading evenly to cover. Place potatoes around the loaf, cut sides down.
  • Bake for 60 – 70 minutes, or until meat thermometer inserted in center reaches 160°F.
  • If making potatoes, baste potatoes with drippings halfway thru cooking time.

NOTES

Whole milk may be substituted for 2%.

NUTRITION INFORMATION PER SERVING

Nutrition Facts
Classic Meatloaf
Amount Per Serving (1 serving)
Calories 553 Calories from Fat 243
% Daily Value*
Fat 27.05g42%
Saturated Fat 10.46g65%
Cholesterol 181.04mg60%
Sodium 1492.27mg65%
Potassium 1292.17mg37%
Carbohydrates 38.26g13%
Fiber 6.83g28%
Sugar 7.13g8%
Protein 36.58g73%
Vitamin A 556.34IU11%
Vitamin C 25.24mg31%
Calcium 147.75mg15%
Iron 8.63mg48%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.

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