I have recently fallen in love with pork. Pork tenderloin, bacon, prosciutto, sausages, I just can't stop myself. One of my favorites is ground pork breakfast sausage from my local co-op. It is seasoned with sage, nutmeg, thyme, ginger, white pepper, and other spices, and is absolutely addicting. I had a pound of it in the refrigerator, and wanted to make something other than simple pork breakfast sausage patties. "Why not make meatloaf?", I asked myself. I really like meatloaf, but had never thought to make it for breakfast!
While preparing it, I realized that this meatloaf is actually the ultimate breakfast food: pork sausage, oatmeal, egg, and even a bit of jam (I use jam in my Magical Meatloaf Glaze). It's full of all the great things about a hearty breakfast in a single slice. It is a nutritious, filling, and simple breakfast for busy mornings, a true make-ahead miracle. If only it had some pieces of bacon in it...next time.
It's super simple to make, makes the kitchen smell delish, and tastes amazing. It is so moist and flavorful, you won't even want to douse it with ketchup. There are crunchy little pieces of oat in the pan that will make you drool. And the slices of leftover meatloaf eaten cold? Oh, be still my heart. Breakfast meatloaf is my new favorite food! I love this so much I may even make it for other meals of the day.