"I have long believed that good food, good eating is all about risk. Whether we're talking about unpasteurized Stilton, raw oysters or working for organized crime 'associates,' food, for me, has always been an adventure."--Anthony Bourdain
2 ½ lbs. hamburger 1 lb. pork sausage or Italian sausage (not hot)* 2 eggs 1 c milk 7 pieces of white bread, cubed 1 medium onion, chopped 1 green pepper, chopped 2 tsp. salt ½ tsp. black pepper 1 tbsp dried parsley 1 tsp. sage 1 tsp. garlic powder 1 tsp. Italian herb mix Chili sauce (optional)
Mix together the milk and eggs. Add the cubed bread and mix together until all the liquid is absorbed. Add the spices and mix in. Add the meat and rest of the ingredients. Mix until all ingredients are incorporated. Put mixture into a 9 x 13 pan and shape into a loaf. Bake at 350 degrees for about 2 hours.
Use a good quality sausage or Italian sausage. It makes a big difference in the taste of the meatloaf. I like to pour Chili Sauce over the top before baking. This is one time you don't want to use extra lean beef because the meatloaf will be too dry. Best to use white bread - other types of bread will change the flavor of the meatloaf.
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