Italian-Style Ground Beef Meatloaf

Serves 6

This delicious meatloaf offers up the flavors of Italy.

Ingredients:

1 1/2 lb. ground beef, 92% lean
1/2 cup onion, (finely chopped)
1/2 teaspoon basil, (dried)
1/2 teaspoon oregano, (dried)
1 teaspoon garlic powder
1/2 cup Italian breadcrumbs
1/2 cup Parmesan cheese, (shredded)
1/3 cup flat-leaf parsley, (chopped)
1/2 teaspoon salt
1/4 teaspoon black pepper
2 egg whites
1 cup tomato-basil pasta sauce
Cooking spray

Directions:

  1. Preheat oven to 350° F.
  2. In a large bowl, combine beef through 1/2 cup pasta sauce; gently mix ingredients together.
  3. Place beef mixture on a broiler pan coated with cooking spray; shape into an 8 x 4-inch loaf.
  4. Brush the top of the meatloaf with remaining 1/2 cup of pasta sauce. Bake for 1 hour.
  5. Remove from oven and allow meatloaf to rest for 10 minutes. Cut into 12 slices then serve.