Thursday, July 22, 2010
Meatloaf is a hit in my house. Don't ask me how but my kids love it. I prefer it the next day in a sandwich. Yep! That's me! Excited for leftovers. This meatloaf is fast. You probably have all the ingredients on hand. Serve with some Italian au Gratin potatoes and you have a perfect 1950's meal. You may wonder why I am making a winter dish. Notice the sun has not made an appearance to Summer here!
Easy Italian Meatloaf
2 LB hamburger (can use ground turkey too)
1/2 cup bread crumbs (just eyeball it)
1 egg beaten
1/2 cup minced red bell pepper (smallest possible)
1/2 cup minced onion (again smallest possible)
1/2 cup spaghetti sauce
1/2 cup shredded Parmesan cheese
1 TB Italian seasoning
1 clove garlic minced
Mix all together carefully to not over mix the meat. Over mixing makes a tough meatloaf and we aren't looking for a football as the finished product.
Place on a greased cookie sheet or a 9x13 baking dish. I like to form into a log.
Cook 375 degrees for about an hour. Cover with spaghetti sauce. Place back into the oven until the meat thermometer registers 160.
Place on a serving dish and let sit for five minutes. This makes it easier to slice. Sneak the ends and make a quick sandwich. Heaven!!
at 8:00 AM