Tennessee Meatloaf

Posted: March 4

Time: 1 hour 55 minutes

Yield: 10 servings

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What makes a Tennessee Meatloaf from Tennessee? It's the inclusion of hot pepper sauce that adds some gratifying heat to the tender meat! The meatloaf itself is a mix of juicy beef, sweet pork, and tender veal made even more savory when mixed with Worcestershire sauce and mustard. Topped with a sweet and tangy glaze, Tennessee Meatloaf is always a welcome dinner, ideal for church dinners or weeknight meal prep! Other meatloaves should watch out!


For the glaze: • 1/2 cup ketchup • 1/4 cup brown sugar • 2 tablespoons cider vinegar For the meatloaf: • 1 onion, chopped • 1/2 green bell pepper, chopped • 2 cloves garlic, minced • 2 large eggs, lightly beaten • 1 teaspoon dried thyme • 1 teaspoon seasoned salt • 1/2 teaspoon ground black pepper • 2 teaspoons prepared mustard • 2 teaspoons Worcestershire sauce • 1/2 teaspoon hot pepper sauce • 1/2 cup milk • 2/3 cup quick-cooking oats • 1 pound ground beef • 1/2 pound ground pork • 1/2 pound ground veal


Step 1

Combine the ketchup, brown sugar, and cider vinegar together, mixing well.

Step 2

Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F.

Step 3

Spray two 9x5-inch loaf pans with cooking spray or line them with aluminum foil.

Step 4

Place the onion and green pepper in a covered microwave container and heat in the microwave until softened, about 1-2 minutes. Set aside to cool.

Step 5

In a large mixing bowl, combine the garlic, eggs, thyme, seasoned salt, black pepper, mustard, Worcestershire sauce, hot pepper sauce, milk, and oats, mixing well.

Step 6

Stir in the softened onion and green pepper.

Step 7

Add the ground beef, ground pork, and ground veal, and work the mixture together until everything is completely mixed and uniform.

Step 8

Divide the meatloaf mixture evenly between the two prepared loaf pans.

Step 9

Brush the tops of the meatloaves with 1/2 of the glaze.

Step 10

Bake for 50 minutes.

Step 11

Remove the loaf pans from the oven and drain off any excess fat expelled during the cooking process.

Step 12

Brush the remaining glaze on the top of the loaves.

Step 13

Return the loaf pans to the oven and bake until the internal temperature of the loaves is 180 degrees F, about 10 minutes.

Step 14

Remove the pans from the oven and allow the meatloaves to stand for 15 minutes before serving.

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