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Classic Meatloaf

3.75 from 4 votes
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.
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 1 hour
Total Time 1 hour 15 minutes
Servings 8
Calories 553

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  • 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


  • 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.


Whole milk may be substituted for 2%.


Serving: 1serving | Calories: 553kcal | Carbohydrates: 38.26g | Protein: 36.58g | Fat: 27.05g | Saturated Fat: 10.46g | Cholesterol: 181.04mg | Sodium: 1492.27mg | Potassium: 1292.17mg | Fiber: 6.83g | Sugar: 7.13g | Vitamin A: 556.34IU | Vitamin C: 25.24mg | Calcium: 147.75mg | Iron: 8.63mg
Course: Dinner
Cuisine: American

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