Prep 15 mins
Cook 1 hr
This recipe is a welcome break from the same old Meatloaf recipe. My mother made a recipe book of her favorite recipes, and this was one of them. Very good and economical.
- 2 lbs ground beef
- 2 cups breadcrumbs
- 1⁄2 cup diced onion
- 1⁄4 cup parmesan cheese
- 2 eggs (beaten)
- 1 teaspoon salt
- 1⁄4 teaspoon pepper
- 1 (8 ounce) can tomato sauce or 1 (8 ounce) can pizza sauce
- 1⁄2 teaspoon oregano
- 4 ounces shredded mozzarella cheese
- Combine meat, onion, crumbs, Parmesan Cheese, Eggs, and seasonings.
- Mix well.
- Bake at 350 for 30 minutes.
- Pour off grease drippings.
- Combine Tomato Sauce& Oregano.
- Pour over Meatloaf.
- Top Meatloaf with Mozzarella Cheese.
- Bake an additional 30 minutes.
I thought this was a darn good meatloaf! We paired it with a side of spaghetti and it was the perfect size meal. Next time I will try to add some Italian seasonings to the meat mixture itself. Another idea was to add a layer of sauce and cheese between two layers of meat, and still have the cheese layer on the top. Of course, it was delicious just as is, too. A great meatloaf recipe - thanks!
I personally just don't have any luck with meatloaf. It had all the ingredients my family likes but I did have to add some of the tomato sauce into the meatloaf as it was a little too dry to hold together. Followed the cooking instructions but for some reason mine stuck to the bottom of the pan. Family said it was good but was a little too dry, needed more flavor and they didn't care for the parmesan cheese in it although parmesan is a favorite in this house. I'm just not good with meatloaf no matter what I do or what recipe I use. I must have a meatloaf phobia.
VERY YUMMY!! I made this with a little more healthier though, I used groun turkey (1 gram of fat per serving)and I used 1 1/2 cups of bread crumbs and 1 whole egg and 1 egg white. This dish was a big hit with my company. This has been added permenatly to me cookbook!