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Last week I was down with the seasonal death flu: four days of being bedridden, exhausted, fevered and dizzy. After the first two days of attempting to go for takeout and fast food (and let me tell you, you've not lived until you've spent half an hour trying to shovel your car out of a snowdrift while running a fever of 102), I deliriously inventoried my fridge to see what ingredients I could combine into something that was both tasty and easy to make.

The first things that came to mind were a pound and a quarter or so each of ground turkey and Italian sausage patties I'd bought the week before and not used -- thus, my quest for meatloaf. After Googling for a likely-looking recipe, I adapted it into a "throw in whatever ingredients and spices sound tasty", and the result was surprisingly good. Best of all, it only required about 10 minutes of prep, and then I could leave it to bake for an hour while I coughed and hacked away under the covers.


Easy Sweet-and-Spicy Meatloaf

Ingredients:

* 1.25 - 1.5 lbs sweet Italian sausage
* 1.25 - 1.5 lbs ground turkey (with or without Italian herbs; I chose with)
* 2 eggs
* 1 large onion, diced
* 2 cups milk
* 2 cups dried bread crumbs
* 1 tbsp oregano
* 1/2 tsp sweet paprika
* 1/4 tsp half-sharp paprika
* salt and pepper to taste
* 4 tbsps brown sugar
* 1 - 2 tbsps prepared mustard
* 1/3 cup ketchup
* 1/3 cup Sweet Baby Ray's chili sauce (on a whim I'd snagged a bottle of this at the market last summer and have been using it as dipping sauce ever since; it's sweet, thick, and very spicy, kind of a translucent red with pepper flakes visible in it.)

Method:

1. Preheat the oven to 350 degrees 5 (175 degrees C).

2. In a large bowl, combine the meats, eggs, onion, milk, bread crumbs, oregano, and paprika. Season with salt and pepper to taste and place in a lightly greased 9x13 inch baking dish.

3. In a separate small bowl, combine the brown sugar, mustard, ketchup, and chili sauce. Mix well and pour over the meatloaf, spreading evenly with a spoon.

4. Bake at preheated temperature for 1 hour.


This recipe absolutely hit the spot and gave me leftovers for a week of meals. Highly recommended and I'll definitely make it again.
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