What's for Dinner??
Awesome Meatloaf Recipe
2 lbs ground beef (not too lean)
1 1/4 cups seasoned Italian bread crumbs
5 tablespoons grated Romano or Parmesan cheese
5 tablespoons minced parsley (I use dried to save effort)
2 tablespoons finely minced garlic
1/2 teaspoon salt
1/2 teaspoon fresh ground pepper
ketchup, to taste
Preheat oven to 350°F and grease a large loaf pan.
Mix 3/4 cup bread crumbs, cheese, parsley, garlic, salt and pepper, reserving the remaining bread crumbs to use as necessary.
Add the meat and use a fork to mix the ingredients uniformly.
Add the eggs and knead it with your hands until a "dough" ball forms, it should hold its shape and not be too dry and crumbly (add some water) or too sticky sloppy (add more bread crumbs).
Mold the meat mixture into the loaf pan and top with a layer of ketchup as desired.
Bake for 70 minutes.
Slices best when cooled and tastes even better reheated as leftovers!