Our Meatloaf

My mom makes a great meatloaf.  There is usually an ongoing battle of either meatloaf with Saltine crackers/catsup/tomato paste OR oatmeal/barbeque sauce.  Which one is the best?  I think this recipe that is a little of both worlds.  A simple meatloaf recipe on the blog for the kids’ reference.


1 lb. ground beef
1 lb. pork sausage (Italian, hot, or breakfast – it does matter)
2 eggs
1 med. brown onion, diced
2-3 celery sticks, chopped finelyIMG_7579
2 med. carrots, diced
2 cups rolled oats
8 oz. barbeque sauce
1 Tbs. chili powder
2 Tbs. Italian seasoning
2 Tbs. granulated garlic
2 Tbs. cumin
Catsup for the top
salt and pepper

1.  Mix all ingredients together in a large bowl by hand.  Turn into an ungreased 9×13 baking dish.  Form a loaf in the middle of the pan, taking care to keep the loaf away from all sides.  A shaped and flat loaf help to cook faster and more thoroughly.

2.  Bake uncovered at 350° for 45 minutes to an hour.

3.  Remove from oven and pour catsup or barbeque sauce over top and bake until sauce is hot (about 10-15 minutes).