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Beef and Italian Sausage Meatloaf

User Rating 5 Star Rating (2 Reviews)


Parmesan cheese and tomatoes highlight this tasty ground beef and Italian sausage meatloaf.


  • 1 pound extra-lean ground beef
  • 1/2 pound Italian sausage, casings removed, about 2 to 3 links
  • 1 large egg
  • 3/4 cup soft fine bread crumbs
  • 1 can (14.5 ounces) diced tomatoes, divided
  • 1/2 small onion, finely chopped
  • 2 cloves garlic, minced
  • 1/2 green or red sweet bell pepper, finely chopped
  • 1 1/2 tablespoons dried leaf basil
  • 1 teaspoon dried leaf oregano
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground black pepper
  • 3/4 cup fresh shredded Parmesan cheese


Lightly oil a 9x5x3-inch loaf pan. Heat oven to 375°.

Combine beef, sausage, egg, and bread crumbs in a large mixing bowl.

Chop the tomatoes or pulse in a food processor. Put half of the tomatoes into the meat mixture, along with chopped onion, garlic, and bell pepper. Add the basil, oregano, salt, pepper, and cheese. Mix until blended. Pack into the loaf pan. Bake for 1 hour. Top with remaining diced tomatoes and bake for about 15 to 20 minutes longer.

Let rest for a few minutes; transfer to a platter and slice.
Serves 4.


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 5 out of 5
savory meatloaf with flavor, Member crystal3149

I'm making this meatloaf again! It is on the bookmark on my computer. My picky teen and adult age sons who critique my meals and sometimes won't eat, ate it ALL without leftovers and couldn't say a negative thing! It's great! The best meatloaf, seriously, I have ever tasted! Thanks for sharing!

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