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  1. That meatloaf looks delicious! I've never made it with Italian sausage but it sounds great! Thanks for the recipe!

  2. What a great sounding meatloaf. I don't think I would have any problems with my husband eating this one!

  3. Oh gosh, I love meatloaf! I usually stick with the Italian version I know and love well, but this is definitely worth a try. I love your addition of dill pickles, that's great! You and your family have a great 4th weekend!

  4. Glad I'm not the only one who sometimes is overwhelmed trying to figure out which recipes to cook from her cookbooks. So many to chose from!
    LOVE the idea of pickles in my meatloaf. I need to try this ASAP!

  5. Oh honey, it doesn't even matter that the pieces are not stuck together all loaf-like in that picture, it's still got me salivating!
    That recipe sounds so unique and wonderful, thanks for sharing!

    ~Kurious Kitteh

  6. Lovely! I like meatloaf better when it's nice and crumbly. And you put dill pickles on hamburgers, so why not in meatloaf? This is one I need to try. Thanks for sharing the recipe. 🙂

  7. Wow what a fun take on meatloaf, love the addition of the pickles! My boyfriend would adore this recipe.

  8. I eat sweet pickles on my hamburgers, and I just so happen to have 20 jars of them in my fridge since I made them myself last week! Might have to try them in meatloaf!

  9. Made this 2 weeks ago. Was very tasty.Recipe will be a keeper.The pickles were a good addition.I used ground beef and Italian sausage.

  10. not too impressed. the major flavor was the ketchup mixture which made it taste like something you buy at an amusement park. it came out good but i was hoping for a richer taste. the pickles might be a good idea though… but next time i see a recipe with so much ketchup without the word burger in it, i’ll pass.

  11. I made this but topped it with Dickinson’s SWEET ‘N’ HOT PEPPER & ONION RELISH. I also made it in the crockpot. Probably would have been better in the oven. I loved it and made a double batch to put in the fridge for meatballs.

  12. This is a great recipe. It’s wonderful out of the oven and even better the next day (as the authors suggest). Weirdly I had no tabasco when I first made it and substituted sriracha, which works really well and complicates the flavor. I love meatloaf cooked with ketchup and I love the spicy kick of this sauce (with sriracha or tabasco) and the salty pop of the pickles with the fennelly goodness of italian sausage is genius. Thanks for sharing.

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