Prep: 15 minutes | Bake: 1-3/4 hours | Yield: 14 slices

2 eggs, lightly beaten
2 medium green peppers, chopped
1 large onion, finely chopped
1/4 cup chopped celery leaves
1/4 cup minced fresh parsley
1 envelope reduced-sodium onion soup mix
2 pounds lean ground beef
1 pound bulk turkey sausage
4 bacon strips, optional

In a large bowl, combine the eggs, green peppers, onion, celery leaves, parsley and soup mix. Crumble beef and sausage over the mixture and mix well. Shape into a 12-in. x 4-in. loaf. Place on a rack in a shallow baking pan. Bake, uncovered, at 350° for 1 hour.

Place the bacon strips over the top if desired. Bake 45-60 minutes longer or until no pink remains and a meat thermometer reads 160º.