After a huge response to this fabulous tasting meatloaf, here is the recipe
½ onion finely chopped
1 celery rib finely chopped
6 green onions finely chopped
1 carrot peeled and finely chopped
4 cloves garlic minced
1 tablespoon kosher salt
1 teaspoon black pepper
1 teaspoon anise seed
2 teaspoon Worcestershire sauce
1/3 cup ketchup plus some to cover
1 cup panko
½ cup minced fresh parsley leaves
1-1/2 lbs ground beef
¾ lbs ground pork sausage
3 tablespoon butter
Preheat oven to 375
Melt butter in pan over medium heat then add the onion, green onions, celery, carrots and garlic. Cook, stirring occasionally, for 5-10 minutes until carrots are tender.
Once tender, put the hot vegetables in a large bowl with the ketchup and Worcestershire sauce. Mix together.
Mix all the other ingredients into the bowl and fold the meat many times to thoroughly mix the ingredients and to allow the meat to bond to itself.
Take a loaf pan and grease it well. Put the meat mixture in it and pack it well. Then drop it out of the loaf pan onto a rimmed sheet pan. Pat the meatloaf back together if any of it cracked or came apart so it is good and compact and keeps the shape of the loaf pan.
Cover the entire outside with a layer of ketchup
Bake until a meat thermometer inserted into the center of the meatloaf reads 160 degrees this should be about 1-1/2 hours.