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If you like, serve half of the meat loaf one night and save the rest to make Spicy Sloppy Joes later in the week.Plus: F&W's Best Meat Loaf Recipes

Melissa Rubel Jacobson
April 2010

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Credit: © Fredrika Stjärne

Recipe Summary

active:
30 mins
total:
1 hr 40 mins
Yield:
4 to 6
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Ingredients

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Directions

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  • Preheat the oven to 375°. In a medium skillet, heat the olive oil. Add the onion and garlic and cook over moderate heat until softened, about 8 minutes. Let stand until cooled to room temperature, about 15 minutes.

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  • In a large bowl, mix the bread crumbs with the milk until evenly moistened. Add the 2 teaspoons of ketchup and the onion mixture, egg, Worcestershire sauce, thyme, salt, black pepper and mustard and mix until blended.

  • In a food processor, pulse the bacon until finely chopped; add it to the bread crumb mixture. Add the ground beef, veal and pork and mix gently with your hands until evenly combined.

  • In a medium roasting pan, form the meat into a 9-by-5-inch loaf. In a small bowl, mix the remaining 1/4 cup of ketchup with the brown sugar and cayenne. Spread the ketchup over the top of the meat loaf. Bake for about 1 hour and 10 minutes, until the glaze is browned and an instant read thermometer inserted in the center of the meat loaf registers 160°. Let the meatloaf rest for 10 minutes. Cut into slices and serve.

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