Found this in People magazine. It said it's one of Miranda Lambert's mom's fave recipes.
The first time I tried it I only used one pound ground beef to make sure we liked it. It was a hit with my husband and me! We're already making it a second week in a row. This time I'm using a pound of ground beef and a pound of ground pork.
Give it a try!
2 lbs lean ground beef
1 lb ground pork sausage
18 saltine crackers, crushed
1/2 green bell pepper, diced (I used a mixture of red, orange and yellow from my freezer)
1/2 onion, finely chopped
2 large eggs, lightly beaten
1 Tb Worcestershire sauce
1 tsp yellow mustard
1/2 cup firmly packed brown sugar, divided
1/2 cup ketchup
1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Combine first 8 ingredients and 1/4 cup brown sugar in a medium bowl just until blended. Place mixture in a lightly greased 11x7 inch baking dish, and shape into a 10x5 inch loaf.
2. Bake at 350 degrees for 1 hour. Remove from oven and drain. Stir together ketchup and remaining 1/4 cup brown sugar; pour over meat loaf. Bake 15 minutes or until a meat thermometer inserted into thickest portion registers 160 degrees. Remove from oven; let stand 20 minutes. Remove from baking dish before slicing.
Makes: 10 servings
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