Sometimes we just need to get back to basics with a hearty stick-to-your-ribs comfort food. This two-meat meatloaf proves a good dish doesn't have to be fancy to be delicious.
1 pound lean ground beef
1 pound breakfast sausage
1/2 medium onion, chopped
1/2 green bell pepper, chopped
16 ounce container low-fat cottage cheese
1 bottle chili sauce
1-2 cups french bread or sourdough loaf, cubed
pinch of salt and pepper
Saute onions and peppers in a small amount of olive oil until just soft. Set aside to cool slightly. To a large mixing bowl, add both meats, eggs, cubed bread, about half the bottle of chili sauce, cooled pepper and onion mixture, cottage cheese and a pinch of salt and pepper. The sausage is pretty salty, so be careful with extra seasoning. Combine everything thoroughly. On a parchment-lined sheet tray, form mixture into a loaf shape. Depending on the thickness, cook times may vary. I formed mine on the thin side, just about an inch thick. Spread a layer of chili sauce over the top, saving a little to add toward the end of cooking. Mine baked in a 375 degree oven for about 35 minutes. I added a little more sauce on top in the last 5 minutes of baking. This makes a huge loaf. We got about 10 servings out of it, and leftovers freeze easily.