I came up with this recipe while working at a small town restaurant. I hated even the idea of, as my mom calls it, "Meat-Ralf" but the owner wanted to add it to our menu. I set out on a mission to create an edible meatloaf. To the delight of our patrons it wasn't only edible it was delicious. Even my mom loves it. For a gourmet twist I substitute ground sausage with slices of Italian sausage links, also diced canned tomatoes and fresh basil leaves instead of tomato sauce.