March 07 , 2015 by: Michelle Lancaster Beef

I remember the first time I made meatloaf.  It was a DISASTER!!!!!  No exaggeration, I cooked it for 5 hours and it was still pink in the middle.  I have no idea what I did wrong.  But I was determined to get it right so I kept trying.  After scouring the web and trying several recipes I came across Bev’s Famous Meatloaf.  And let me tell you, Bev is right. This meatloaf is out of this world.  First time I made it Mark decided to take the leftovers home to Nick and he fell in love.  This meatloaf may just be what sealed the deal for Nick.  They say the way to a man’s heart is through is stomach.  And everyone knows when you are trying to blend a family the kids are actually more important than your significant other.  You know I’m right.

So, after a week out of school for “snow days”.  It only actually snowed 1 day, but I’m sure not complaining.  I think I enjoy snow days just as much as the kids do.  But it was back to school this week, which means John and I are back home.  So poor Mark and Nick have been relying on freezer foods and take out for a few days.  Now I can’t let me guys go without a good home cooked meal to long so I decided to whip up a meatloaf for Nick and take it over there.  Which is super easy, I always have the ingredients I need in my pantry.  Plus, you can throw this meatloaf together in now time flat.  I usually prepare it here then just take it to Mark’s to put in the oven.  He likes it because I’m not slaving away in the kitchen for a long time and there’s food cooking in the oven which always smells marvelous.  Paired with some roasted veggies and a side of mashed potatoes, you’ll be in comfort food heaven in no time flat.

Let me know what your guys think.  Hope you enjoy!




  • 2 pounds lean ground beef $
  • 1 pound ground pork sausage
  • 18 saltine crackers, crushed
  • 1/2 green bell pepper, diced $
  • 1/2 onion, finely chopped $
  • 2 large eggs, lightly beaten $
  • 1 tablespoon Worcestershire sauce
  • 1 teaspoon yellow mustard
  • 3/4 cup firmly packed brown sugar, divided
  • 1 ¼ cup ketchup


  1. Preheat oven to 350°. Combine first 8 ingredients and 1/4 cup brown sugar in a medium bowl just until blended. Place mixture in a lightly greased 11- x 7-inch baking dish, and shape mixture into a 10- x 5-inch loaf.
  2. Bake at 350° for 1 hour. Remove from oven, and drain. Stir together ketchup and remaining 1/2 cup brown sugar; pour over meatloaf. Bake 15 more minutes or until a meat thermometer inserted into thickest portion registers 160°. Remove from oven; let stand 20 minutes.


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