Monday, September 17, 2012

Maple and Sweet Pepper Meatloaf

Meatloaf.....is there another comfort food that brings such a smile to your face?

I don't know what it is about it, maybe the fact that it's so yummy and filling, or maybe the fact that it can be so versatile using pretty much anything you may have on hand.

Maple and Sweet Pepper Meatloaf

It is how this meatloaf came to exist, using what I had on hand and it got the thumbs up from the family, matter of fact I think it's one of my favorite meatloaves I've had.

Give it a try, let me know what you think.

Maple and Sweet Pepper Meatloaf

Maple and Sweet Pepper Meatloaf

1 lb ground beef
1 lb maple sausage
1/2 cup milk
1 egg
1 teaspoon dried basil
3/4 cup breadcrumbs
1 small onion, finely chopped
4 small sweet peppers (I used the ones you get in the packages, two orange, 1 red, 1 yellow, but feel free to use whichever you prefer)
fresh parsley

For the topping:
3 tablespoons ketchup
1 tablespoon honey
1/2 teaspoon worcestershire sauce

In a big bowl mix the milk, egg and breadcrumbs.  I used my little food processor to chop up the onion and the sweet peppers together....then added those to the bowl.

Maple and Sweet Pepper Meatloaf

Add the beef and maple sausage, mix just until well combined.

Shape into a loaf and place in a loaf pan lined with aluminum foil.

In a small bowl, combine the topping ingredients, then spread evenly over the meatloaf.  Bake at 375 degrees for an hour or until cooked through.  Depending on the oven temperatures it may vary.

Let cool for 5 minutes before slicing and serving.

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