Recipes

Meat Loaf

  • Serves

    serves 6-8

LAURA SANT

The secret to making a light meat loaf is to handle it as little as possible.

Ingredients

  • 3 tbsp. olive oil
  • 2 large onions, finely chopped
  • 2 cloves garlic, peeled and minced
  • 3 lb. ground chuck
  • 1 (8-oz.) can tomato sauce
  • 1 large egg
  • 1 cup fresh bread crumbs
  • Salt and freshly ground black pepper
  • 3 tbsp. ketchup

Instructions

instruction 0

Heat olive oil in a medium sauté pan over low heat. Add onions and garlic and cook until translucent, about 15 minutes. Let cool.

instruction 1

Preheat oven to 350°. In a large bowl, combine chuck, tomato sauce, egg, bread crumbs, salt and pepper to taste, and half the onion-garlic mixture, and stir just enough to mix.

instruction 2

Place meat in a 3" × 7" loaf pan and round the top with your hands to form a crown. Top with remaining onion–garlic mixture and drizzle with ketchup. Bake for 45 minutes. Remove meat loaf from oven and let set about 10 minutes, for easier slicing.

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