As the weather starts to cool and evenings become crisp, I like a simple old-fashioned meatloaf.
This is real comfort food and when served with mashed potatoes and vegetable, it’s a well balanced meal. As an added benefit, this also makes wonderful sandwiches the day after.
2 lbs. of lean ground Beef
2 tbsp. Italian breadcrumbs
1 Egg, beaten
1 Tbsp. Worcestershire sauce
1 Tbsp Dijon Mustard
2 Tbsp. grated Parmesan cheese
1 Tbsp. Olive oil
1 small sautéed Onion
2 Tbsp. freshly chopped Parsley
1 Tsp. Salt
Fresh ground Black Pepper
Preheat oven to 325 degrees, and lightly coat the inside of a 9-inch loaf pan with a small amount of olive oil.
In a sauté pan, heat the olive oil and sauté the onion until just translucent. Then add onion to beef with all of the other ingredients, and mix with your hands until mixed thoroughly.
Put into the loaf pan, and at this point you have the option to cover the top of the meatloaf with either ketchup or a mixture of apple sauce with 1 Tbsp of Dijon mustard.
Then put into the preheated oven and cook for 45 to 60 min. The loaf is done, when it separates from the side of the pan. Remove from the oven, and allow to cool slightly before attempting to cut.