Difficulty: Easy - for beginners
Serves: 8 Servings
1/2 cup(s) milk
4 slice(s) sandwich bread, torn into pieces
1 1/2 pound(s) ground sirloin
1 1/2 pound(s) ground pork
2 small onions, finely chopped
6 clove(s) garlic, minced
1/2 cup(s) chili sauce, plus 1/4 cup for glaze
1 cup(s) chopped fresh parsley
1/2 cup(s) grated Parmesan cheese
2 large eggs, lightly beaten
Coarse salt and ground pepper
1.Preheat oven to 350 degrees, with rack in center. In a large bowl, pour milk over bread; let soak, about 30 seconds. Add sirloin, pork, onion, garlic, 1/2 cup chili sauce, parsley, Parmesan, eggs, 1 1/2 teaspoons salt, and 1/2 teaspoon pepper. Using your hands, mix until combined; do not overmix or meatloaf will be dense.
2.Divide mixture in half. Gently pat each half into a log, and place each log in an 8 1/2 -by-4 1/2-inch loaf pan. Do not press down or into corners.
3.Bake 50 minutes. Brush tops of loaves with remaining 1/4 cup chili sauce; continue cooking until juices run clear and an instant-read thermometer inserted into thickest part registers 160 degrees, about 10 minutes.
4.Remove from oven; let rest 5 minutes. Turn loaves out of pans; slice each into eight 3/4-inch-thick slices.