Dill Pickle Meatloaf


1 pound ground beef

1 pound ground turkey

1 medium onion, grated with the juice

2 eggs, lightly beaten

1/4 cup dill pickle juice

1/2 teaspoon salt

1 1/2 sleeves Saltine crackers, crushed (about 2 cups)

1 cup coarse chopped dill pickles

2 tablespoons yellow mustard

1 tablespoon garlic powder

2 tablespoons packed brown sugar

1 tablespoon Worcestershire sauce

-Preheat oven to 375 degrees.

-Place all the ingredients in a large bowl and mix thoroughly.

-Pat the meat mixture into a standard 9" x 5"  loaf pan that has been sprayed liberally with cooking spray.

-Bake the meatloaf for approximately 1 hour at 375 degrees and then reduce the heat to 350  degrees and continue cooking for an additional 30 minutes. If the loaf gets too brown before the end of the baking time, cover the loaf with aluminum foil and continue baking. I should have done that, but didn't. Ah well.

-Allow to cool for about 15 minutes and then turn it out onto a serving platter, allow to cool for an additional 15 minutes (covered with foil) and then slice and serve.