2 pounds ground beef
1 pound pork sausage
1 small onion, chopped
2 eggs, lightly beaten
3/4 cup bread crumbs (I used Panko, available in the Asian food department)
1/3 cup ketchup
1 tsp. seasoned salt
1 tsp. Italian seasoning
6 slices bacon
Sliced cheese (I used Colby Jack)
Combine the meats, eggs, bread crumbs, ketchup, seasoned salt, and Italian seasoning. Divide in half.
Form one half into a loaf and place it in a treated casserole dish.
Place sliced cheese on top, leaving an inch border all the way around on the outside.
Put the other half of the meat on top of the cheese, and press down on the edges to seal.
Drape bacon over top of the meatloaf, overlapping slightly, and tuck the ends underneath.
Bake at 350 degrees F. for 90 minutes or until you get an internal reading of 160 degrees F.
Let the meatloaf rest a few minutes before slicing.
The rule of thumb is to cook meatloaf 30 minutes for every pound of meat.
Use a meat thermometer to make sure it’s fully cooked.