Italian Meat Loaf

Bell peppers and basil add a distinct, Mediterranean twist to this traditional family favorite.

Italian Meat Loaf
Italian Meat Loaf

PREP TIME

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minutes

TOTAL TIME

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minutes

SERVINGS

6

servings

PREP TIME

--

minutes

TOTAL TIME

--

minutes

SERVINGS

6

servings

Ingredients

  • 1 1/2

    lb lean ground beef

  • 1

    cup milk

  • 1

    tbsp Worcestershire sauce

  • 2

    tsp chopped fresh basil leaves

  • 1/2

    tsp salt

  • 1/2

    tsp ground mustard

  • 1/4

    tsp pepper

  • 1

    clove garlic, finely chopped

  • 1

    egg

  • 3/4

    cup plain dry bread crumbs

  • 1

    small onion, chopped

  • 1/2

    cup chopped red bell pepper

  • 1/4

    cup ketchup, chili sauce, or barbecue sauce

Directions

1. Heat oven to 350 degrees F. Mix all ingredients except ketchup. 2. Spread mixture in ungreased 8x4- or 9x5-inch loaf pan, or shape into 9x5-inch loaf in ungreased 13x9-inch pan. Spread ketchup over top. 3. Insert ovenproof meat thermometer so tip is in center of loaf. Bake uncovered 1 to 1 1/4 hours or until beef is no longer pink in center and thermometer reads at least 160 degrees F. Let stand 5 minutes; remove from pan.

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