A great meaty loaf with no bread, so it's great for low-carb diets. Tasty and sure to satisfy! This beef and pork sausage meatloaf is loaded with pepper jack cheese, bacon, chopped pistachios, and spinach.

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Ingredients

16
Original recipe yields 16 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
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Directions

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

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  • Place bacon in a large deep skillet over medium-high heat. Add onions, and cook, stirring frequently, until bacon is crisp and onions are transparent. Drain off excess grease, and set aside to cool.

  • In a large bowl, mix together the ground beef, pork sausage, bacon and onions, spinach, olives, pistachio nuts, 1 cup of ketchup, eggs, and meatloaf seasoning until well blended. Pat meat into a loaf shape, and place in a large baking pan. A roasting pan will work well. Poke cheese cubes into the top of the loaf so they are completely covered. Brush remaining ketchup generously over the top.

  • Bake for 1 1/2 hours in the preheated oven, or until the internal temperature of the loaf is 180 degrees F (82 degrees C).

Nutrition Facts

1020.4 calories; 60.4 g protein; 20 g carbohydrates; 241.9 mg cholesterol; 2501.1 mg sodium. Full Nutrition

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Rating: 5 stars
02/18/2005
Really great flavor especially for a meatloaf. I did cut this down to feed only 6. To cut down on the grease use ground chuck or sirloin beef and use lean pork sausage and I trimmed the excess fat off of the bacon. Mixed a little chili sauce into the ketchup to give the glaze a nice kick. Nice time I might mince some jalapeno peppers in. Read More
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Most helpful critical review

Rating: 1 stars
01/21/2011
Put a fire hose on this one. Read More
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25 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 16
  • 4 star values: 6
  • 3 star values: 0
  • 2 star values: 1
  • 1 star values: 2
Rating: 5 stars
02/18/2005
Really great flavor especially for a meatloaf. I did cut this down to feed only 6. To cut down on the grease use ground chuck or sirloin beef and use lean pork sausage and I trimmed the excess fat off of the bacon. Mixed a little chili sauce into the ketchup to give the glaze a nice kick. Nice time I might mince some jalapeno peppers in. Read More
(26)
Rating: 5 stars
02/18/2005
Really great flavor especially for a meatloaf. I did cut this down to feed only 6. To cut down on the grease use ground chuck or sirloin beef and use lean pork sausage and I trimmed the excess fat off of the bacon. Mixed a little chili sauce into the ketchup to give the glaze a nice kick. Nice time I might mince some jalapeno peppers in. Read More
(26)
Rating: 5 stars
01/26/2010
Well I did not put in the spinach black olives or pistachios - my family wouldn't go for that in meatloaf! However with bacon and jack cheese I don't think this meatloaf CAN go wrong! I did add some garlic powder worchestershire sauce and 1/2 can of Hunt's meatloaf tomato sauce (and put the other half on top of the meatloaf). Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
01/29/2009
this is a good meatloaf but i would suggest putting the loaf pan in a roasting pan or on a cookie sheet as there is a lot of grease. ran over the side of my pan sheet caught it all Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
04/12/2005
I'm always looking for different ways of making the same old meatloaf and this was certainly it! I used turkey sausage and added a bit of cayenne pepper I skipped the nuts and the meatloaf seasoning mix as there's way too much salt in that for my taste. I made up for it by adding my own seasonings. Yummy and thanks! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
09/05/2008
This is a totally awsome recipe! It has alot of depth and flavor. I did leave out the pistachio nuts and instead of ground beef I used ground turkey to cut cost. The flavor remained consistant and it still had a nice moist texture. Once again it is a very succulent recipe that 6 out of 7 of my family members enjoyed and said we'd definately make this again! Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
02/18/2010
I cut down this recipe significantly to feed two people for dinner and to have left overs for dinner the next day. We both thought this was a tasty meatloaf. Read More
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Rating: 1 stars
01/21/2011
Put a fire hose on this one. Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
09/28/2009
This is quite the meatloaf! Like many others I scaled the recipe down to 6 servings but still had a large meatloaf on my hands. Large but delicious! Other than leaving out the pistachio nuts I kept to the recipe but next time I would probably add my own seasonings instead of the prepared ones most to cut down the salt. We enjoyed this for 2 dinners and are still enjoying the sandwiches. Read More
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Rating: 1 stars
12/15/2008
My entire family did not care for this. Read More
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