Comfort Food: Meatloaf

There's nothing better that a good hearty dinner of meatloaf & mash potatoes.  It's filling, holds the title of comfort food (in my book anyway) & is yummy.  And since I make it, you can be assured that it's easy to prepare.  Many times I'll make a double batch & freeze one uncooked loaf.  Then when I have an evening when I can't cook I just thaw it out & pop it in the oven (I also do this with hamburgers).  The key to meatloaf is two fold: 1) keep it simple & basic, don't try to fancy it up 2) bake it on a broiler pan so that liquid can drain & you get that nice crispy outer layer.  So, whip up a batch of meatloaf.  Accompany it with some mashed potatoes, a veggie, & dinner rolls & no one will walk away disappointed.  Here's the DL...
1/2 pound sausage
1 pound ground beef/elk/deer
2 teaspoons salt
1 teaspoon pepper
1 teaspoon garlic powder
1/2 teaspoon paprika
1/2 teaspoon cumin
1 tablespoon fresh chopped parsley
1 tablespoon Worcestershire sauce
2 slices bread
1/2 cup whole milk
1 egg
1/2 medium onion, diced
Ketchup Sauce
1 cup ketchup
1/2 tablespoon Worcestershire sauce
1/3 teaspoon mustard
1 tablespoon molasses
Mix well all ingredients together.
Preheat oven to 375 degrees.  Place bread in a bowl & pour milk over the top, set aside.  In large bowl mix remaining ingredients using your hands.  Once bread has soaked up all the milk add to the meat mixture & mix well.  Lightly spray broiler pan.  Form meat mixture into a ball inside the bowl.  Transfer to the broiler pan & form into a loaf shape.  Bake for 30 minutes.  Coat with ketchup sauce & continue to bake for another 30-45 minutes.  Slice up & serve immediately.  Enjoy!

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