Mom's Meat Loaf



3 slices white bread, crust removed
3/4 cup milk
1 pound ground beef
1/2 pound ground pork
1/2 pound raw chorizo sausage, casing removed
1 cup finely chopped onion
3 large eggs, lightly beaten
1 teaspoon kosher or sea salt (approximately)
1/4 cup chopped fresh parsley
1 tablespoon dried sage
2 teaspoons dried thyme
2 teaspoons dried rosemary
1 teaspoon freshly grated nutmeg
1/2 cup ketchup
3 bacon strips, uncooked


Heat oven to 350 degrees. Place bread in a small bowl. Pour milk over it and let the bread soak up as much liquid as it will hold.

In a large bowl, knead together beef, pork, and chorizo. Add bread, any milk left in the bowl, onions, eggs, salt, herbs, nutmeg, and ketchup. With clean hands, knead until ingredients are uniformly distributed.

Line a rimmed baking sheet with aluminum foil. On the lined sheet, mold the meat into a loaf shape, about 9 inches long.

Lay bacon strips lengthwise on top. Bake 1 hour. Remove and let rest 20 minutes on a cooling rack. Transfer to a cutting board; slice and serve.


about 9 pieces

Preparation Time

30 Minutes

Total Time

90 Minutes

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1/2 ground beef 1/2 sausage, green pepper chopped, minced onion, hot sauce, ketchup, 3-4 eggs, sleeve of crackers crushed up. mix pat out lil more than half for bottom lay down cheese of your liking then cover with other half of mix cook till almost done pull out cover with ketchup and cook another 5 mins. or so. I also use deer burger and sausage sometimes.

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1 pound hamburger
3/4 cup oatmeal
1 cup V8 or Tomato Juice
1/4 cup chopped onions
1 egg
Salt and paper to taste
Garlic power (optional)

Bake at 350 for 50 minutes. Top with BBQ sauce or a mixture of one part ketchup to one part brown sugar. Bake for an additional 10 minutes.


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How much power does the garlic need to have?

Meat loaf

Tip: Saute onions, celery, and carrots. Then add to meatloaf mix. Brings out better flavor.