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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

  • Author: Christine
  • Prep Time: 15 minutes
  • Cook Time: 60 minutes
  • Total Time: 75 minutes
  • Yield: 8 servings 1x
  • Category: Dinner
  • Method: Oven
  • Cuisine: American

Description

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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Ingredients

  • 11/2 pounds 80% Ground Beef
  • 1 pound mild Italian sausage
  • 1 stalk celery, small chopped
  • 3 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 whole eggs
  • 1 tsp kosher salt
  • 1/2 tsp pepper
  • 1 12 ounce bottle chili sauce, divided
  • 3 Yukon Gold Potatoes, cut into 8 wedges each (optional)

Instructions

  1. Preheat the oven to 350 degrees.
  2. In a small skillet over medium heat, melt butter until frothy.
  3. 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.
  4. 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.
  5. In a 9 x 12 baking dish, form the meat mixture into a loaf. Top with the remaining chili sauce, spreading evenly to cover.
  6. Place potatoes around the loaf, cut sides down.
  7. Bake in a 350 degree oven for 60 – 70 minutes, or until meat thermometer inserted in center reaches 165 degrees.
  8. If making potatoes, baste potatoes with drippings halfway thru cooking time.
  9. Transfer the meatloaf to a serving platter, and slice to serve.


Notes

Whole milk may be substituted for 2%.

Keywords: meatloaf,dinner,beef,pork