Dad’s Delicious & Easy Meatloaf Recipe
 
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My Dad makes the best meatloaf recipe and it’s easy and fast. He would shape it into shapes depending on the occasion. I remember one Valentine’s Day he made the meatloaf for our family in the shape of a heart. This is definitely a family favorite. Since you add the carrots & potatoes to the meatloaf pan, you have a complete meal in one pan! Also, you can pre-prep the meatloaf, cover it, put it in the fridge, and just cook it the next day when you’re ready to eat. Great make-ahead meal idea.
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Recipe type: Entree
Cuisine: American
Serves: 6
Ingredients
  • One pound 96% fat free ground beef
  • 8-ounce tomato sauce
  • 1 onion, chopped
  • 1 carrot, chopped
  • 1 egg
  • 1 cup breadcrumbs (throw 1 slice day old bread into the food processor)
  • 1 can sliced mushrooms, chopped
  • Salt, pepper, oregano and cayenne – to taste
  • 2 carrots, sliced
  • 2 small potatoes, peeled and sliced in big chunks
Instructions
  1. Pre-heat oven to 325 degrees.
  2. Chop onions, 1 carrot, and mushrooms.
  3. Spray pan with cooking spray and sauté chopped onion and 1 carrot.
  4. Cook until onion is translucent;
  5. Add tomato sauce and mushrooms.
  6. Make breadcrumbs in a food processor.
  7. Mix together egg, ground beef, breadcrumbs and seasonings in a large bowl. Add in onion/tomato sauce mixture.
  8. Place the molded meatloaf into square glass Pyrex baking dish.
  9. Line the rim with the potatoes & sliced carrots (this is where you can cover & put it in the fridge to eat the next day).
  10. Bake for 1.5 hours.
Nutrition Information
Serving size: 9 oz Calories: 278 Fat: 6.2 Saturated fat: 2.3 Carbohydrates: 33.3 Sugar: 5.2 Sodium: 341.9 Fiber: 4.2 Protein: 22.2 Cholesterol: 81.7
Recipe by Sarah Koszyk at http://sarahkoszyk.com/dads-delicious-easy-meatloaf-recipe/