Your basic juicy meatloaf, with a spicy tomato sauce
1 pound of lean ground beef
2–4 ounces pork sausage
1 cup oatmeal, bread crumbs, cracker crumbs, cornflakes, sand (Just kidding about that last option)
1 teaspoon salt
1 teaspoon pepper
1/2 cup minced onion
1/2 cup minced parsley
2 cloves garlic, minced
Optional additional vegetables: 1/2 cup grated carrot, squash, spinach
1/4 cup chopped onion
1 teaspoon minced garlic
1–2 tablespoons minced jalapeno
1/2 teaspoon oil
1/2 cup chicken broth
1 cup tomato puree
1 teaspoon honey or brown sugar
1 tablespoon wine or cider vinegar
For the meatloaf, preheat the oven to 350 F
Combine meat, egg, oatmeal, seasoning, onion, parsley, and garlic and any additional vegetables you like. Mix it up well with your hands. Put it into a loaf pan, or shape it into a loaf and put it on a baking sheet. Bake one hour, or until the internal temperature reaches 160-165 F.
Make the sauce: Saute the onion, garlic, and jalapeno in the oil for about 5 minutes or until it’s softened. Add the broth, tomato, honey, and vinegar. Simmer 30 minutes.
Allow meatloaf to rest for 10 minutes before slicing and serving with the tomato gravy.