Italian Meatloaf blends Italian sausage and ground beef with spices and cheese for a tender one dish meal.
If you told me a year ago that I’d be developing meatloaf recipes, I would say you were crazy. My mom never made meatloaf growing up, it wasn’t a traditional family dinner. As a young adult, the thought of a loaf shaped meat didn’t sound appetizing, not to mention something ladled with salty gravy and an ice cream scoop of mashed potatoes. It looked and sounded brown… dull.
My husband once asked me to make him meatloaf, so I did, and apparently it was the best meatloaf he ever tasted! I made a salad for myself, so I didn’t even taste it. Years later I decided to give meatloaf a try, rationalizing that it was nothing more than a loaf shaped meatball. I followed my same tips and tricks to better meatballs and created my Stuffed Meatloaf. Tender ground beef stuffed with julienne sliced vegetables and the same caramelized sauce I use for my Grape Jelly Meatballs.
Well, I loved it! I really did enjoy the gosh darn meatloaf. Maybe I just need to experiment with meatloaf variations instead of “brown,” so I went one step further and ordered a meatloaf pan to create the perfect shape and allow fat to easily drip away.
Next meatloaf recipe: Italian Meatloaf! Italian Meatloaf is made from a blend of homemade Italian sausage and lean ground beef with Italian herbs and seasonings, onion, garlic, cheeses and marinara sauce. Really it is a giant meatball!
Again, I hit the jackpot with Italian Meatloaf. In fact, hubby ate half of it for dinner and the leftovers for dinner the next night. Now to find more exciting meatloaf recipes and get some use out of my new pan.