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Not Your Average Brick Meatloaf Recipe

Growing up I did not like meatloaf one bit.  I always thought of it as a big, giant, meat brick that had no flavor at all. Well, I no longer think of that disgusting brick anymore when I hear the word meatloaf.  My sister adapted our step mom’s recipe for meatloaf and its is delicious.  Our step mom’s recipe is pretty good too actually; I even asked her to make it for my birthday one year.

Anyway, back to the recipe that my sister, Heather, formulated.  This recipe is pretty spicy so be forewarned, if you can’t handle the heat try leaving out the cayenne.  As promised earlier, in my weekly menu plan, here is the recipe I will be serving Sunday.

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1 lb 80/20 ground beef

1/2 lb maple sausage

1 package Lipton onion soup

8 oz tomato sauce

3/4 c Italian breadcrumbs

1tsp pepper

1tsp garlic powder

1tsp chili powder

1/2tsp cayenne pepper

Mix all ingredients together in a bowl and place into a loaf pan. Glaze the top of the meatloaf with ketchup. Bake at 350°F covered with foil for 50 minutes.  Remove foil and bake for 10 more minutes.


I like to take it one step further at times and take the meat mixture and make them into mini meatloaves by baking them in my mini muffin tin.  It makes serving them a breeze and storing the leftovers that much easier. It’s soo nice to only take out two or three meatballs to reheat than it is to have to get out the whole thing and slice off a few pieces .

If your family doesn’t enjoy meatloaf I challenge you to give this recipe a try.  It’s unbelievably good and oh soo worth every bite. I’d love to hear what you and your family think about this recipe so feel free to share.

4 Responses to “Not Your Average Brick Meatloaf Recipe”

  1. Jenn says:

    oh this sounds good! My mom wasn’t a very good cook but I always LOVED her meatloaf growing up. Funny how those ideas can stick, huh?
    With Luck

  2. Glad you found me… and that I, in turn, found you. Looks like a great site for me to find some fun things to do with my Grand Boys. Enjoy being home with your girls… it’s a ton of work… but rewarding.

  3. Such a great idea to portion out meatloaf to kids especially! My son would love this.

    I wanted to thank you from the bottom of my heart for linking up with the Aloha Friday Blog Hop!! I am following you in all the options you have on your blog for me to follow!!

    Please spread the word, share the blog code on your blog!! Who knows, you could end up being the featured blog next week!! Aloha Friday Blog Hop

    • Cari says:

      Jean, that’s one things that I love about making them into meatballs,.. the kids love it! I’ve included the button to the Aloha Friday Blog Hop on my Blog Hops page. I’ve also told a bunch of my blgging friends about the great hop you host. Thanks!

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