These individual meat loaves are topped with a sweet and tangy sauce. The sausage in this recipe yields a more complex flavor than your standard meat loaf.

Recipe Summary

prep:
30 mins
cook:
1 hr
total:
1 hr 30 mins
Servings:
6
Yield:
6 servings
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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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  • In a large bowl, combine the eggs, cracker crumbs, milk, cheese, onion, Worcestershire sauce, Italian-style seasoning, garlic salt, ground beef and ground sausage. Mix this together well and form into individual loaves. Place the loaves in a 9x13 inch baking dish.

  • In a separate small bowl, combine the ketchup, brown sugar and Worcestershire sauce. Mix this together well and spoon some of this sauce over each loaf. Garnish each loaf with some Parmesan cheese and seasoning to taste.

  • Bake at 350 degrees F (175 degrees C) for 45 to 60 minutes.

Nutrition Facts

678 calories; protein 34.3g 69% DV; carbohydrates 48.8g 16% DV; fat 38.3g 59% DV; cholesterol 166mg 55% DV; sodium 1918.6mg 77% DV. Full Nutrition

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Most helpful positive review

Rating: 5 stars
07/20/2004
This was a great recipe for meatloaf. I do have a little tip for those who mentioned the grease. Use 2 disposable pans. Poke small holes in the bottom of 1 pan along the sides, then place that pan inside the other disposable pan that has a small ball of foil in the bottom (so the bottom of the top pan won't rest on the bottom of the second). As the meat cooks, the grease will drain down into the second pan, leaving the first one, and the meatloaf, fat free. Works for me. Read More
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Most helpful critical review

Rating: 3 stars
01/10/2006
I had high hopes considering all of the rave reviews. The beef/sausage combination gives a nice texture but the taste is rather bland Without the sauce it has little flavor. I may stick with the meat combination and add green peppers diced tomatoes and some minced garlic to enhance the Italian seasonings of this recipe the next time I make meatloaf. Adding some of the sauce to the loaves may help also. Read More
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  • 4 star values: 68
  • 3 star values: 12
  • 2 star values: 5
  • 1 star values: 1
Rating: 5 stars
07/20/2004
This was a great recipe for meatloaf. I do have a little tip for those who mentioned the grease. Use 2 disposable pans. Poke small holes in the bottom of 1 pan along the sides, then place that pan inside the other disposable pan that has a small ball of foil in the bottom (so the bottom of the top pan won't rest on the bottom of the second). As the meat cooks, the grease will drain down into the second pan, leaving the first one, and the meatloaf, fat free. Works for me. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
01/03/2006
I followed some of the other reviewers suggestions and used shredded cheese. I also added a little more italian seasoning. I cut back on the sugar and used a mix of bbq sauce and ketchup for the topping. Tasted great. My 15 year old daughter who claims not to like meatloaf liked it. It's always helpful to read the reviews for ideas! Thanks everyone:) Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
07/22/2003
Hmm...I rarely leave a bad review however I found that the addition of sausage left me with little pans of grease. I put each into mini loaf pans however the grease filled the bottoms of each one. Perhaps if I had shaped loaves and place them all into a 9x13 pan like the recipe said maybe the outcome would have been different (honestly I don't think so though). Also the flavor of the sausage was so overwhelming that the flavor of the parmesan/ritz crackers (which I love in food) was completely covered. Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
01/13/2004
Great meat loaf but lean ground beef (or better yet ground venison) is essential. Otherwise the loaves are too fatty because of the sausage. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
10/12/2003
Oh my gosh -- my kids just love these! They call them "mini-meat lumps" and everybody is happy when these are on the menu. We love them for lunch the next day sliced and made into sandwiches with some of the leftover bbq sauce spread on the meat. Read More
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Rating: 3 stars
01/10/2006
I had high hopes considering all of the rave reviews. The beef/sausage combination gives a nice texture but the taste is rather bland Without the sauce it has little flavor. I may stick with the meat combination and add green peppers diced tomatoes and some minced garlic to enhance the Italian seasonings of this recipe the next time I make meatloaf. Adding some of the sauce to the loaves may help also. Read More
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Rating: 2 stars
02/26/2003
I WAS REALLY DISAPPOINTED WITH THIS ONE. THE SAUCE WAS WAY TOO KETCHUPY AND BARBEQUE TASTING. THE MEAT LOAVES WERE INCREDIBLY GREASY, AND I WAS VERY DISAPPOINTED WITH THE FLAVOR AND TEXTURE. Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
02/04/2004
Good recipe. This was a real pleaser at my supper table.Use lean ground meat and use the 9x13 pan. I only used ketchup on top. Yum Yum! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
01/08/2004
Best meatloaf we ever had! The sausage adds a great flavor to it and the smaller loaves are much easier to store as leftovers. Read More
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