Spicy Meat Loaf

Set aside:

1 lb. ground hot Italian sausage (If you are using links, remove casing.)

3-4 strips bacon

 

Mix together gently:

2 lb. ground sirloin

Italian seasoned bread crumbs (as needed to bind meatloaf together)

1 large onion, chopped

1 large green pepper, chopped

2 eggs, beaten

Salt/Pepper

 

Mix together in separate bowl:

1 can crushed tomatoes

1 can tomato sauce

1/4 cup catsup

1/4 cup yellow mustard

2-3 T. Worcestershire sauce

2-3 cloves of garlic (finely minced or puréed)

 

Pour tomato mixture into bowl with meatloaf mixture and gently stir.

In an non-greased loaf pan, place one-half of meatloaf. On top of meatloaf, place a layer of ground Italian sausage. Top with remaining meatloaf.

Cover top of meatloaf with bacon strips.

Bake at 350 degrees for 1-1 1/2 hours (until beef is well done). Drain grease and remove bacon. Top with sauce and bake additional 10-15 minutes.

 

Sauce (cook in small saucepan while meatloaf is baking)

1 can crushed tomatoes or tomato sauce

1 cup brown sugar

1 onion, chopped

1 clove of garlic (finely minced)