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Elegant Meat Loaf

No recipe image available.Meatloaf is elevated to another level with the addition of rye bread crumbs, ground pork and savory seasonings. The free-form shape adds a touch of rustic elegance. Leftovers (if there are any) make a delicious hearty sandwich the next day.

Recipe Ingredients:

1 pound ground beef
1/2 pound ground pork
1 cup tomato ketchup - divided use
2 slices rye bread, torn into small pieces
1/2 cup diced onion
1 large egg, beaten
1/4 cup diced green bell pepper
1/4 cup firmly packed brown sugar
1/4 cup cider or white distilled vinegar
2 teaspoons Worcestershire sauce
1 teaspoon dry mustard
1 clove garlic, crushed
1/2 teaspoon salt
1/4 teaspoon ground black pepper

Cooking Directions:

  1. Preheat oven to 350°F (175°C).
  2. In a large mixing bowl, combine ground beef, ground pork, 3/4 the amount of ketchup, rye bread, onion, egg, green bell pepper, brown sugar, vinegar, Worcestershire sauce, dry mustard, garlic, salt and pepper. Mix well.
  3. On a greased baking sheet, shape mixture into an oval loaf. Brush remaining ketchup on top, cover loosely with aluminum foil and bake 1 hour. Remove foil and bake an additional 15 minutes, until crust is lightly caramelized. Serve warm.

Makes 6 servings.