-1/2 bell pepper (red or green)
-small handful fresh parsley (or 1 tsp dried parsley)
-2 or 3 large scallions or 1/2 yellow onion
-1 cup seasoned bread crumbs (or crushed dry stuffing mix)
-1 tsp garlic powder
-1 tsp paprika
-1 tsp onion powder
-Salt/pepper to taste
-1 cup ketchup, divided
-1 lb. ground beef/turkey
-1 lb. pork (or turkey) sausage
-Nonstick cooking spray
Begin by preheating oven to 350 degrees. Chop bell pepper, parsley and onion into very small pieces.
Place diced vegetables into one side of a large mixing bowl. On the other side of the bowl, dump bread crumbs.
Sprinkle garlic, paprika and onion powder over bread crumb side. Add salt and pepper to taste. Over the vegetable side, crack eggs.
Squirt about 1/3 cup of the ketchup over the bread crumbs and mix the two sides together with wooden spoon or hands.
Next, add in ground beef and sausage. Incorporate the raw meat into the veggie/bread crumb mixture. Add more ketchup if dry pockets won’t blend.
Coat a regular-sized loaf pan with nonstick cooking spray and spoon the mixture in, being sure to press down any sparse areas until loaf is uniformly dense and top is even.
Cover the top of the uncooked loaf with ketchup (about 2/3 cup) and place loaf pan uncovered into the oven for approximately 1 hour or until browning at edges is noticeable.
Remove from oven and let stand at least 10 minutes before slicing.