I love to read the recipes that are shared on other blogs. My family and I are eternally grateful for some of the great ones we continue to enjoy over and over. So I thought long and hard about what "original" recipe I have come up with and that we enjoy.
This recipe for meatloaf is different from any other I have had. Since I made it up the ingredients are not an exact science. The only thing I would not leave out are the first four ingredients, the onions and spices you can add/subtract to your taste.
2-3 lbs. ground beef
1 lb roll Jimmy Dean sausage
3/4 - 1 cup applesauce
1 cup salsa (this is where it is fun, if you like spicy foods use a hotter salsa)
1/2 cup chopped onion
Add the following spices: garlic, salt, & pepper (sometimes I have added Montreal Steak Seasoning)
Mix all together with your hands. Put in two meatloaf pans. Bake at 375 degrees for 1 hour to 1 hour 15 minutes. Use a meat thermometer to check the doneness. Enjoy!
One loaf usually feeds our family of five. The leftovers are great also! If you only wanted to cook one you could freeze the other one as well.