My mom gave me this recipe, and everyone agrees it is the best ever, I think it's because of the Italian sausage. It's great the next day too. But we usually don't have many leftovers.

Recipe Summary

prep:
10 mins
cook:
1 hr
total:
1 hr 10 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 400 degrees F (200 degrees C).

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  • Chop sausage finely. In a large bowl combine beef, sausage, egg beat, bell pepper, onion, cereal, milk, Worcestershire sauce, salt and pepper. Mix together and press into a loaf pan.

  • Bake in the preheated oven for 1 hour, or until cooked through. Drain grease from loaf pan periodically during baking. Let stand 10 minutes before serving.

Nutrition Facts

640 calories; protein 30g 60% DV; carbohydrates 15.2g 5% DV; fat 50.1g 77% DV; cholesterol 170.3mg 57% DV; sodium 637.1mg 26% DV. Full Nutrition
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Rating: 5 stars
09/17/2002
I am the one that submitted this recipe, and I would like to add that you really need to use MILD Italian sausages or it becomes way to hot. Also, I used dry cream of wheat cereal, and do not over mix, but mix well enough to get the cereal mixed in well enough. I also cook it for about 1 hour and 15 minutes. I let it stand for about 10 minutes before serving because it taste better when it is not so hot. Enjoy! Read More
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Most helpful critical review

Rating: 3 stars
10/16/2009
MY husband liked it a lot but I wasn't so crazy about it. I need to alter it. Read More
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133 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 91
  • 4 star values: 28
  • 3 star values: 7
  • 2 star values: 3
  • 1 star values: 4
Rating: 5 stars
09/17/2002
I am the one that submitted this recipe, and I would like to add that you really need to use MILD Italian sausages or it becomes way to hot. Also, I used dry cream of wheat cereal, and do not over mix, but mix well enough to get the cereal mixed in well enough. I also cook it for about 1 hour and 15 minutes. I let it stand for about 10 minutes before serving because it taste better when it is not so hot. Enjoy! Read More
(221)
Rating: 5 stars
11/11/2007
OK, my turn.. I live part time in The Villages, Florida where there are many, many golf courses and country clubs. One of the newer country clubs serves a meatloaf that is an exact replica of this one! It is one of the most popular dishes that are ordered. I tried this one since it sounded like it would pretty much match theirs. WoW!! My husband couldn't believe I made it. It is amazingly delicious. I am SO happy I found it. It's the same size coming out as it is going in. How many recipes can claim that? It's HUGE. Cold sandwiches the next day were excellent. Can't wait to make it again. Just try it.. you won't be sorry! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
02/21/2006
I have 4 kids and a hubby and we loved it I did make a couple modifications. 1/2 gr pepper (instead of 1) very finely chopped 1 large onion (instead of regular) finely chopped (the kids don't notice them). 2 tbsp soya sauce instead of worcestershire. 2 lbs ground beef (instead of 1 1/4). 1/2 cup dry not hot cream of wheat. Put a little BBQ sauce on top before putting in oven. All other ingredients stayed the same. Put in 8x8 glass pan and baked 1 hour at 350. Just perfect and moist. Thanks for the great recipe! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
02/04/2003
This meatloaf has a nice flavor and texture; I think the cream of wheat cereal is the key. I microwaved the onions and green peppers before adding them to make sure they would be well cooked. Possibly next time I'll bake at a lower temperature as all the sides of the loaf were a bit tough. Adding Italian seasonings garlic and topping with ketchup before baking gives even more of an Italian flavor. Thanks! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
09/23/2008
Just love this. I use this for making meatballs. The one thing I found was when using the hot wheat cereal it made the meatballs more moist. I also tried it with bread crumbs and another time with crutons. Although they were good the ones with the Wheat cereal was even better. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
01/07/2004
I used bread crumbs instead of the wheat. It worked out fine. Very good. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
02/05/2010
The suasage is a great twist on standard meatloaf. It wasn't overpowering and gave it a great taste. I was afraid the pork would dry it out, but it was just as moist as I hoped. I had Italian breadcrumbs, so I used that in place of the cereal. Will certainly make again. Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
09/10/2004
This is a great recipe. I chose to leave out the green pepper and the cereal. I used italian bread crumbs instead. Will definitely make this again. Read More
(23)
Rating: 5 stars
09/27/2010
Ya know....I had some ground beef and some italian sausage leftover and found this recipe and said "hmmm interesting". I had my doubts but made it anyway.....can you say OMGosh GOOD! I did not use the worsestershire sauce or green pepper (personal taste thing) and I scaled down the serving size as well. If you are thinking like I did and thought this sounded strange then let me say.....MAKE IT and be amazed as I was. My picky hubby who is not even into meatloaf loved this and said he could eat it again. A million thanks for sharing this different but delicious recipe. Read More
(23)
Rating: 3 stars
10/16/2009
MY husband liked it a lot but I wasn't so crazy about it. I need to alter it. Read More
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