The meat loaf that made my boyfriend propose uses beef, veal, and Italian sausage.

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Ingredients

6
Original recipe yields 6 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
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Directions

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  • Preheat oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C).

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  • Melt the butter in a skillet over medium heat. Cook and stir the onion, bell pepper, and mushrooms in the butter for 2 to 3 minutes; stir in the garlic, diced tomatoes, oregano, basil, ground mustard, curry powder, and red pepper; continue to cook until the onions are translucent and the mushrooms are golden brown, about 5 minutes; set aside.

  • Combine the beef, veal, sausage, egg, 3 tablespoon Worcestershire sauce, 1/4 cup ketchup, mustard, and teriyaki in a bowl; mix gently with your hands. Fold in the mushroom mixture and breadcrumbs. Shape the resulting mixture into a loaf and move to a baking dish. Lay the bacon slices on top of the loaf.

  • Bake in preheated oven for 45 minutes.

  • While the meat loaf bakes, prepare the glaze by whisking together the 1/3 cup ketchup, 1/4 cup Worcestershire sauce, and yellow mustard in a bowl. Pour the glaze over the loaf and return to oven for another 10 minutes. Allow meat loaf to rest for 5 minutes before serving.

Nutrition Facts

515.8 calories; 25.7 g protein; 31.7 g carbohydrates; 126.5 mg cholesterol; 1741.5 mg sodium. Full Nutrition

Reviews (13)

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Most helpful positive review

Rating: 5 stars
12/16/2010
This rating is based on changes I made to the recipe not the recipe as written. I cooked the bacon first then removed from pan and drained most of the fat. I left about 1 T of fat to cook veggies in instead of butter. I reduced the diced tomatoes to only 1 C. Used 1.5 lbs of lean ground beef and omitted the veal and sausage. Mixed the cooked bacon in with the meat along with the egg and condiments. I reduced the spicy mustard to 1 T only because I ran out. Next time I make this i will not bake the glaze on I will use it as a sauce on top when serving. The sauce is yummy and I wish it was more evenly disbursed over the meat. Also the sauce made draining the fat off the meatloaf difficult. Every time I tipped the pan to drain the fat sauce would fall off and splatter making a huge mess. Read More
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Most helpful critical review

Rating: 1 stars
02/21/2008
This was delicious but my boyfriend didn't propose. Read More
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14 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 4
  • 4 star values: 5
  • 3 star values: 3
  • 2 star values: 0
  • 1 star values: 2
Rating: 1 stars
02/21/2008
This was delicious but my boyfriend didn't propose. Read More
(14)
Rating: 5 stars
12/16/2010
This rating is based on changes I made to the recipe not the recipe as written. I cooked the bacon first then removed from pan and drained most of the fat. I left about 1 T of fat to cook veggies in instead of butter. I reduced the diced tomatoes to only 1 C. Used 1.5 lbs of lean ground beef and omitted the veal and sausage. Mixed the cooked bacon in with the meat along with the egg and condiments. I reduced the spicy mustard to 1 T only because I ran out. Next time I make this i will not bake the glaze on I will use it as a sauce on top when serving. The sauce is yummy and I wish it was more evenly disbursed over the meat. Also the sauce made draining the fat off the meatloaf difficult. Every time I tipped the pan to drain the fat sauce would fall off and splatter making a huge mess. Read More
(9)
Rating: 5 stars
01/01/2008
awesome better without the veal or the egg also need to make sure the meats are extra lean... Read More
(7)
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Rating: 3 stars
05/12/2008
I didn't use veal (just regular beef and italian sausage) or Worcestershire sauce so my review is somewhat inexact. Reasons for three stars: meatloaf came out too loose I'd like it a bit firmer cook time is too long - it turned out a bit on the dry side it ended up with too much fat drippings - you HAVE TO use very lean meat my oven was smoking toward the end of cook time 3 tablespoons of mustard gave it "too much mustard" taste Read More
(6)
Rating: 3 stars
01/11/2008
My man loves meat loaf but he was not real enthusiastic about this recipe. Like the other reviews it was too loose and greasy. I liked the taste but I am big on presentation and a meatloaf that is not firm does not present well. The kitchen smelled great but the meatloaf could not live up to the promising smells I was embarrassed. Three stars for tasting good. Read More
(5)
Rating: 5 stars
02/28/2015
This is good no this is great meatloaf. It stays moist and doesn't fall apart. It is tangy and smooth. The flavours are bursting with every bite. It has the right amount of everything. There are telephone books shorter than the ingredients list for this meatloaf I know. I even had to go to the grocery store twice just to get everything. Don't fret or give up it is worth it. My husband didn't ask me to marry him though. It's not the meatloaf's fault. He was too busy stealing my portion. But then again he did propose that I make another one for tomorrow.:-) Thank you Jesscat for your recipe. Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
02/21/2012
I made this for my love on Valentine's Day. It was a great twist on regular meat loaf! The flavors were really nice and my boyfriend really enjoyed it. I used panko breading however since I didn't have any "regular" bread crumbs. I also omitted the mushrooms since my honey doesn't like them. I did take a note from the other reviews about the grease. I just poured the grease out before I put the glaze on and also before I was ready to serve it. The meatloaf itself was nice and tender and there was little to no grease left:). Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
04/11/2018
Turned out very well. I will make it again. Read More
Rating: 4 stars
06/16/2016
Didn't have curry or a substitute didn't have the teriyaki sauce used soy sauce. Used tomatoes with green chiles in place of tomatoes. Used beef and pork only. Liked it better than any other meat loaf I have prepared and tried. Read More