I made a meatloaf for supper tonight and DH raved about it (this is good, I usually get told dinner was either okay or good). He actually told me I should make it this way more often, that it was excellent (since I don't much like cooking, I was very pleased). Recipe follows:
1 lb ground beef
3/4 lb bulk sausage
4Tbs barbecue sauce
1 box Stove Top stuffing (I crushed the bread crumbs so they were very fine)
1 small onion, diced
1/2 cup shredded cheese
I used my electric mixer to blend the sausage and hamburger together, mixed the eggs and barbecue sauce together, used the mixer to add the eggs/bbq sauce to the meat blend, added the onions and cheese and crushed stuffing mix. I mixed it all until it was very well-blended. I put in a 8" X 8" glass baking dish, baked at 350 degrees for 1 hour.
If you like more bread in your meatloaf, you can add a second box of stuffing, although the texture is good with just one box.
I wish I had known before how well the mixer worked for blending ground meats. I've spent years trying to do it by hand and not being very successful (and that's spending 15 - 20 minutes trying to mix it with my hands). The mixer did it in 5 minutes, no problem (low speed). You would think that as efficient as I pride myself on being, I would have figured this out years ago. But I've never seen it mentioned in any recipes for meatloaf either, so maybe this is something everyone already knew and no one ever told me about it.........