Wednesday, April 10, 2013

Italian Meatloaf

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I feel like meatloaf lovers are either fans of meatloaf with red sauce or meatloaf with brown gravy and egg noodles. My Italian household was always a fan of the red sauce (usually marinara or something of the like). Chris grew up having brown gravy unbeknownst to me, so when he asked me to make meatloaf one night, this is what he got. But he loved it.
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!

Printable Recipe

  • 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

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