The brown gravy version is sort of a mystery to me since it's not something I grew up with. This Italian version with red sauce came to me in a cinch, though. Italian flavors are blended with the ground beef and then topped with Italian-flavored tomato sauce and ketchup. Serve this with some crispy fries and you're in business. Enjoy!
- 1 tbsp. butter
- 1 onion, chopped
- 1.5 lbs. ground beef
- 1 tsp. garlic powder
- 2 tsp. Worcestershire sauce
- 1/4 tsp. pepper
- 1/4 tsp. salt
- 1/2 cup tomato sauce with basil, garlic and oregano, divided
- 1/2 cup Italian breadcrumbs
- 1 egg
- 3 tbsp. Parmesan cheese, grated
- 1/2 cup ketchup
Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. Spray a medium baking dish with non-stick spray and set aside.
Heat the butter in a small skillet. Add the chopped onion and saute until tender, about 5-7 minutes.
Mix beef, garlic powder, Worcestershire sauce, pepper, salt, 1/4 cup tomato sauce, breadcrumbs, cheese and egg in a large bowl. Add onions and stir well.
Pour beef mixture into the prepared baking dish and shape into an oblong shape. Pat down until smooth.
Spread remaining 1/4 cup tomato sauce and ketchup over top.
Place the meatloaf in preheated oven and bake for 45 minutes-1 hour or until a thermometer reads 160 degrees F. Baste the meatloaf with the juices on the bottom of the pan every 15 minutes.
Source: SK Original