I made this for our dinner tonight. It was scrump-dilly-icious! My mom always made the best meatloaf when I was growing up. It was an oft-recurring dinner - meatloaf, baked potatoes, and green beans. Yum!
I like using ground turkey instead of ground beef because there won't be much fat to collect around the loaf.
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1 lb ground turkey
1 lb sweet Italian ground sausage
1/2 onion, finely chopped
1 large carrot, finely chopped
1/4-1/2 cup milk (start with 1/4 cup, add more if you need more moisture)
3/4 cup oatmeal
1/8 tsp black pepper
1/2 tsp salt
1/2 tsp garlic powder
1/8 tsp paprika
handful of leftover crackers, crushed
Mix all ingredients in a large bowl. Use your hands. Make sure everything is well combined. Form into two loaves, either using 9x5 loaf pans, or free form on a lipped cookie sheet.
Bake at 350 degrees for 45-60 minutes, depending on the size of your loaves. Remove from oven, allow to rest 5 minutes before slicing. Top with Heinz 57, or, if you must, ketchup (yuck). This is a moist, flavorful meatloaf and does not need much additional flavoring. Just my opinion. Keep it pure, people!