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Recipe by
Christine Garza
Hobbs, NM

This Recipe is by far the best I've tried. My mom always made the topping with just ketchup and mustard with brown sugar. I added a few more items and it was a hit.

yield 6 to 8
cook time 50 Min
method Bake

Ingredients For meatloaf

  • 2 lb
    ground beef
  • 1 Tbsp
    olive oil
  • 1
    onion ' finally diced
  • 3
    garlic cloves minced
  • 2
    torta bread, cubed
  • 1/2 c
  • 1/4 c
    chopped parsley
  • 2-3 Tbsp
    diced red bell pepper
  • 2
  • Dash
    worcestershire sauce
  • To Taste
    salt and pepper
  • 1 c
    parmesan cheese or parmiggiano/reggiano cheese
  • 3/4 c
  • 2 Tbsp
    tomato paste
  • 1/4 c
    brown sugar
  • 1 tsp
    dried mustard
  • 1 tsp
    smoked paprika
  • 1 tsp
    garlic powder
  • 1 tsp
    onion powder

How To Make meatloaf

  • 1
    Preheat the oven to 350 degrees
  • 2
    Sautee the onion, red bell pepper and minced garlic in olive oil on medium heat until soft approximately 6 min. Cool Completely.
  • 3
    Add the cubed bread in a bowl and pour the milk over it. Let sit for a few minutes allowing the bread to soak up the milk.
  • 4
    In a large bowl combine the beef, milk soaked bread, the cooked onion and garlic, parsley, parmiggiano cheese, worchestershire sauce, eggs, salt and pepper. Mix until well combined not over mixing.
  • 5
    Place a cooling rack over a baking sheet ( or use a broiler pan) Place the meatloaf onto it and set aside.
  • 6
    In a small bowl ' mix together all of the ingredients for the topping. Smear half of it over the top and reserve the rest.
  • 7
    Bake the meatloaf for 50 minutes then smear the rest of the sauce on top and put it back in the overn for another 15 min.

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