Make It: Best Meatloaf


This flavorful meatloaf, paired with mashed potatoes and a green salad, is perfect for a casual family dinner. It also makes excellent sandwiches. Don’t forget the ketchup!

2    slices white bread, cut or torn into small chunks
6    tablespoons Marsala or brandy     (or milk, if you don’t want to use alcohol)
8    ounces ground turkey or chicken
8    ounces ground beef
8    ounces ground pork
4    ounces pork sausage, casings removed
1    medium yellow onion, finely chopped
1    garlic clove, finely chopped
2    eggs, beaten
1    tablespoon Dijon-style mustard
1    tablespoon finely chopped fresh parsley
1    teaspoon fresh sage, finely chopped,     or 1/2 teaspoon dried sage
2    teaspoons salt
1/4    teaspoon freshly ground pepper

All-purpose flour
1    egg, beaten (for glaze)
2    cups water

Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Soak torn bread in Marsala, brandy or milk for 10 minutes. Combine soaked bread (with its liquid) with next 12 ingredients in a large bowl and mix well. Shape into a 9-by-5-inch loaf.

Roll loaf in flour and brush off excess. Transfer meatloaf to a greased roasting pan, then brush with beaten egg. Pour 2 cups water into bottom of roasting pan. Bake until juices run clear when meatloaf is pierced with a skewer, about 1 to 1 1/4 hours. Let stand at room temperature for 10 minutes before serving. Serves 6–8