Mom's Meatloaf... the Sequel
CHUNKY TOMATO - PEPPER SAUCE:
onion, finely diced
bell peppers, finely diced - i use what ever color i have
tomatoes, seeded and finely diced
garlic, finely minced
italian parsley chopped
ground beef - i use 80/20
milk, just enough to soak the bread
1Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
2In a large skillet add olive oil and onion cook on medium 3 minutes. Add Peppers and continue to cook until onions and peppers are tender. Add garlic and cook for 2 more minutes.
3Add ketchup, worcestershire sauce and stir until combined. Add parsley and tomatoes and stir those until combined. Taste and salt and pepper if desired.
4place bread in a shallow dish and gently pour milk in a little at a time until milk is absorbed. Set aside.
5In your mixer place ground beef 1 1/2 cups of the tomato pepper sauce, cumin and eggs. Add the soaked bread. Mix on low speed until well combined stopping and scraping the bowl often.
6This is a tip I learned on the Rachel Ray Show a long time ago - Get about a tablespoon of the meat mixture and microwave until done 20 seconds. Taste to see if additional salt and pepper is desired.
7After you are happy with the flavor place meat mixture in a 9 x 5 loaf pan. Top with 1/2 cup tomato pepper sauce. Then place bacon across the top.
8Bake for an hour to an hour and a half until done. Let sit for 5 to ten minutes. Serve with additional tomato pepper sauce.
Originally Posted: Thu, Jun 20, 2013