Easy Italian Meatloaf
recipe at a glance
3 stars - 2 reviews
ready in: 1-2 hrs
1 pound ground beef
1 tablespoon ketchup
3 cloves garlic (finely chopped)
1 teaspoon olive oil
2 cups italian style bread crumbs
1/2 cup Parmesan cheese
salt and pepper, to taste
Pre-heat oven to 350F. Place all ingredients in a mixing bowl. By hand, mix all ingredients until well blended. Shape meatloaf into desired shape, drizzle oil over top and rub by hand.
Wrap in foil and place on a baking sheet.
Bake in oven for 1 hour.
Raise temperature to 375 degrees and unwrap meatloaf. Bake for another 15 minutes for crust to form.
READ REVIEW FIRST SO I ADDED ANOTHER EGG,1/2 CUP OF KETCHUP, 1 CUP SHREDDED MOZZARELLA CHEESE AND WRAPPED IT IN BACON WHEN FINISHED. COOKED IT THE SAME WAY CAME OUT VERY NICE FAMILY LOVED IT. I COULD TELL FROM MIXING IT UP THE WAY THE RECIPE CALLED FOR WAS REALLY DRY IN MIXING BOWL.
as a novice, I tend to view recipes as gospel and never make changes. I was so disappointed w/the easy Italian meatloaf. Imagine, 2 cups of bread crumbs & 1 Tbs catsup. It was so dry we threw it out. was like eating sawdust!
I wonder if the fat content of the ground beef would make a difference in this recipe. The submitter didn't specify, but perhaps they used a higher fat ground beef which gave it more moisture after cooking inside the foil?