Three Meat Meatloaf

1 lb ground beef
1 ½ lb ground turkey
1 lb ground pork
1 large yellow onion, chopped
2 eggs
1 Tbls ground garlic
1 Tbls seasoning salt or seasoned salt
1 tsp black pepper
1 – 8 oz. Can of Tomato Sauce
(May substitute Ketchup or
Worchester Sauce)
1 Cup cheese and garlic toast
(bread crumbs &/or croutons work too)
7 slices of Deli Style Mozzarella Cheese

Cooking Instructions
1. In a separate container; mix all meat with ½ can to tomato sauce, with hands till well mixed. Add spices and crumbs and mix it all in. (Use gloves and have washing means nearby).
2. Place Dutch Oven on top of briquettes. Begin heating Dutch Oven.
3. From ingredients into loaf on trivet inside the Dutch Oven.
4. With fingers make a groove down the center of the loaf.
5. Pour remaining tomato sauce in the groove and spread on top of loaf.
6. Put lid on and add top briquettes & start time.
7. Bake in approximately 75 minutes. Make sure meat thermometer reaches 165 degrees F in center of loaf. (Check temperature after about 1 hour of cooking. 165 degrees is a Washington Health Rule for cooking Turkey.)
8. Add more briquettes to top after briquettes start cooling off.
9. Add 7 slices of cheese if temperature is OK. (About 10 minutes before removing the heat. The presentation will be superb as a result!)
10. Remove lid and lift off the briquettes and allow to cool. Meat Loaf may be gently removed a few minutes afterwards and easily sliced on a separate serving dish. Enjoy.

Charcoal Recommendations: Start with even amounts of coals top and bottom. Use 12 to 14 each, adding top coals as cooking time progresses and coals cool. Be careful of bottom coals – this is best cooked with mostly top heat.

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