Easy Sauerbraten-Style Meat Loaf


2 beaten eggs
1 cup gingersnap crumbs
1/2 cup chopped onion
1/2 cup shredded carrot
3 TBSP dried parsley flakes
3 TBSP balsamic vinegar
1 tsp salt
1/2 tsp caraway seed, crushed
1 pound ground beef
1 pound bulk pork sausage
tomato sauce for topping


1. Preheat oven to 400 deg.
2. In a large mixing bowl combine eggs, gingersnap crumbs, chopped onion, shredded carrot, parsley flakes, balsamic vinegar, salt, and caraway seed.
3. Add ground beef and pork sausage; mix well.
4. Pat mixture into a 9x5x3-inch loaf pan. Top with tomato sauce (or ketchup).
5. Bake, uncovered, for 60 to 70 minutes or until a meat thermometer inserted into center of loaf registers 170 deg. Cool in pan 10 minutes. Lift from pan with large spatula. Cut in squares to serve.