Easy Meatloaf

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Easy Meatloaf
Easy Meatloaf
Allison Beck

Easy Meatloaf

What is more comforting on a cool winter night than roasted fingerling potatoes and rosemary with a nice big slice of meatloaf? Not much.

This easy and utterly delicious recipe is inspired by a recipe of my grandmother's. While she grates her onions, so you can't detect the texture, I instead opted to sauté a finely diced onion and then combine it with fresh herbs for a new twist. 

You could cheat and top the meatloaf with ketchup, like many "easy" meatloaf recipes suggest, but the cloyingly sweet topping is nowhere near as delicious as a homemade topping.

Serve with those crisp-roasted potatoes and some roasted broccoli. Comfort food at its finest!

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Ready in
45 m
6
Servings
284
Calories Per Serving
Deliver Ingredients
Makes
1 loaf

Ingredients

  • 1 Pound ground beef
  • 1/3 Cup breadcrumbs
  • 2 Tablespoons olive oil
  • 1 large yellow onion, chopped fine
  • 1 Teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 bunch Italian parsley, finely chopped
  • One 8-ounce can pureed tomatoes
  • 1 Tablespoon apple cider vinegar
  • 3 Tablespoons Dijon mustard
  • 1 Tablespoon brown sugar

Directions

Combine the ground beef and breadcrumbs in a medium bowl. Set aside. In a large sauté pan, heat the olive oil and add the onions. Sauté until translucent over high heat, about 5 minutes. Remove from the heat and add to beef. Season with salt and parsley. Mix well.

Preheat the oven to 350 degrees. In the same sauté pan, combine the tomatoes, vinegar, mustard, and sugar. Bring to a boil and cook until thickened, about 10 minutes.

Press meat mixture into a loaf pan. Top with ½ cup sauce. Place in oven and bake 10 minutes.

After 10 minutes, baste with the juices and add ½ cup more sauce. Continue cooking for another 10 minutes and baste again. Cook for about 10 minutes longer. Remove from the oven and let cool 10 minutes. Cut into slices and serve with an additional spoonful of sauce.

Easy Meatloaf Shopping Tip

Most cattle are fed a diet of grass until they are sent to a feedlot – where they are finished on corn. When possible, choose beef from cattle that are “100% grass fed” - it will be more expensive, but better for your health.

Easy Meatloaf Cooking Tip

The method used to cook beef is dependent on the cut. Cuts that are more tender, like filet mignon, should be cooked for a relatively short amount of time over high heat by grilling or sautéing. While less tender cuts, like brisket and short ribs, should be cooked for a longer time with lower heat by braising or stewing.

Nutritional Facts

Total Fat
20g
31%
Sugar
4g
N/A
Saturated Fat
6g
32%
Cholesterol
54mg
18%
Protein
15g
30%
Carbs
10g
3%
Vitamin A
32µg
4%
Vitamin B12
2µg
27%
Vitamin B6
0.3mg
16.7%
Vitamin C
13mg
22%
Vitamin E
1mg
5%
Vitamin K
88µg
100%
Calcium
56mg
6%
Fiber
2g
8%
Folate (food)
23µg
N/A
Folate equivalent (total)
31µg
8%
Folic acid
5µg
N/A
Iron
2mg
14%
Magnesium
28mg
7%
Monounsaturated
10g
N/A
Niacin (B3)
4mg
20%
Phosphorus
154mg
22%
Polyunsaturated
1g
N/A
Potassium
368mg
11%
Riboflavin (B2)
0.2mg
10.4%
Sodium
385mg
16%
Sugars, added
1g
N/A
Thiamin (B1)
0.3mg
22.5%
Trans
0.9g
N/A
Zinc
3mg
23%