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Meatloaf is a pretty generic food, one that most people tend to dislike. I’m not sure why, because I’ve always been a fan of it, but maybe I’m part of the minority in that sense! To me, meatloaf is another comfort food. It’s perfect served up with some macaroni and cheese or fettuccine, and it’s time in the oven helps to heat my apartment! It’s always fun to find a twist on a classic, though, and this is an amazing twist! I found the recipe on a leaflet on a bottle of sun-dried tomatoes. It sounded super tasty, so I decided to take the recipe and run with it, and basically create my own Italian meatloaf. If you like sneaking vegetables into food, now is your chance! Finely chopped onions and carrots, and maybe even celery, would go great in here. Sun-dried tomatoes add a nice kick in every bite, and adding cheese and wine always makes Italian food taste better! 🙂 Italian Meatloaf

2 pounds ground beef
1 pound Italian sausage, casings removed
¾ cup bread crumbs
2 eggs
⅓ cup ketchup
¾ cup red wine
1 cup sun-dried tomatoes in oil, chopped
1 cup Parmesan cheese, grated
3 cloves garlic
¼ cup dried basil
¼ cup dried oregano

Preheat oven to 375 degrees F.

Combine all ingredients in a large bowl, using your hands to mix it thoroughly. Shape into a loaf and place in a 9-inch by 5-inch loaf pan. Cook for 70 minutes or until cooked through.

Source: Adapted from Recipe Source

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