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meat ralf makeover


i came up with this recipe while working at a small town restaurant. i hated even the idea of, as my mom calls it, "meat-ralf" but the owner wanted to add it to our menu. i set out on a mission to create an edible meatloaf. to the delight of our patrons it wasn't only edible it was delicious. even my mom loves it. for a gourmet twist i substitute ground sausage with slices of italian sausage links, also diced canned tomatoes and fresh basil leaves instead of tomato sauce.


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  1. Preheat oven to 350
  2. Mix ground meats together until blended well
  3. If using italian sausage slices brown first and add last to keep them from falling apart
  4. Mix egg
  5. Cream
  6. And 1 / 2 cup tomato sauce together then mix into meat
  7. Using your hands seems to be the easiest way
  8. Dont forget to wash and remove your rings
  9. Add breadcrumbs
  10. Finely minced garlic and onion
  11. Worcestershire sauce
  12. Salt
  13. And pepper
  14. "dont be afraid to use the cayenne powder its not enough to burn you and it really gives the dish a lot of flavor"
  15. Mix well
  16. Form into a large loaf pan
  17. Bake at 350 for 1 hour
  18. Top with remaining tomato sauce or ketchup
  19. Dust with salt and sugar
  20. And bake for an additional 15 to 20 minutes
  21. You can use 2 small loaf pans if you reduce the baking time by 15 minutes
  22. Serve with your favorite fresh veggie or garlic mashed potatoes

Step 12

Total Time in Minute 80

Ingredients Count 11

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Ground beef

Ground sausage

Italian breadcrumbs



Tomato sauce


Garlic cloves

Worcestershire sauce


Cayenne powder

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