There's something special about a mom's meatloaf. When mom makes meatloaf from scratch, it seems to taste better than meatloaf found at other places. Maybe it's because her cooking provides you with a feeling of comfort and protection.

You can recreate that same flavor with this simple meatloaf recipe that features both ground beef and pork sausage. These meats blend well together with added chopped veggies and some spices. It's all topped off with a savory tomato sauce.

Here's how to make this meatloaf:

1 pound of ground beef, 1/2 pound of ground pork sausage, 1/2 cup of green bell pepper that's been chopped, 1/2 cup of chopped onion, 1 cup of saltine crackers that have been finely crushed, 1/4 cup of ketchup, 1 large egg that's been lightly beaten, 1/2 teaspoon of salt and 1/4 teaspoon of ground black pepper.

Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Prepare a 9x5-inch loaf pan with cooking spray.

In a large bowl, combine all of the above ingredients together. Mix completely with your hands, or a large wooden spoon. Once everything is combined, place the meatloaf mixture into the prepared pan.

Bake the loaf for 1 hour or until the loaf is a light brown color. Take it out of the oven and let it cool for about 10 minutes before serving. Prepare the tomato sauce topping.

Mom's Tomato Sauce

1 (8 oz.) can of tomato sauce, 1 tablespoon of honey, 1 teaspoon of Worcestershire sauce, 1 teaspoon of red wine vinegar, 1/2 teaspoon of ground black pepper.

Remove the loaf from the pan and place on a serving platter. Pour the hot tomato sauce over the loaf and serve.

Make the most delicious meatloaf you've ever tasted. []