Total Time
1hr 30mins
Prep 15 mins
Cook 1 hr 15 mins

As easy gourmet topping is offered as well as a simple one. Leftovers make great sandwiches the next day. Don't let the ingredient list sway you as it goes together rather quickly. I found this recipe on an Italian restaurant website I found a while back, but the name didn't print and I can't remember. I'm over 50, it happens to the best of us!

Ingredients Nutrition

Directions

  1. Prehat over to 350 degrees.
  2. Mix the first 7 ingredients together in a large bowl.
  3. Mix all of the ingredients, except the last 3 which is for the topping.
  4. Then, place the mixture into a large bread pan or baking dish of your choice and spread it evenly.
  5. Bake for about 1 hour, then drain off the excess liquid and "ice" it with the topping.
  6. The last few minutes of baking, mix 1/4 cup tomato sauce with with 1/3 chili sauce.
  7. Remove meatloaf from oven, drain of excess fat and spread with tomato topping.
  8. Sprinkle cheese over the top of tomato topping.
  9. Return to oven and bake another 15 minutes.
  10. OPTIONAL- For a Gourmet Topping, in a small sauce pan, except for the cheese, mix the last 5 ingredients and cook down until paste consistency and then spread on loaf and top with cheese -- an intensified touch to the meatloaf.

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