Everybody Loves Meatloaf
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This is a family favorite recipe that everyone will enjoy for years to come
Recipe type: Dinner
Serves: 6-8 servings
  • 1 Medium sweet onion, diced ¼-inch cubes
  • 1 Tablespoon Canola oil
  • 1 Tablespoon minced garlic
  • ¼ Teaspoon fresh ground kosher salt
  • ¼ Teaspoon fresh ground black pepper
  • 1 Can (14.5 ounces) diced tomatoes
  • 1 Teaspoon dried oregano
  • 1 Tablespoon dried parsley
  • 2 Large eggs, beaten
  • 1 Pound ground beef
  • 2 ½ Cups bread crumbs
  • 1 Cup finely shredded sharp cheddar cheese
  • 1 Cup BBQ sauce
  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees
  2. Sauté a medium sweet onion (that has been diced into ¼-inch cubes) in a tablespoon of Canola oil. This softens it up a bit before going into the meatloaf. Add 1 tablespoon of minced garlic, ¼ teaspoon fresh ground kosher salt and ¼ teaspoon fresh ground black pepper and sauté another minute.
  3. In a bowl combine the above ingredients with a can (14.5 ounces) of diced tomatoes, 1 teaspoon dried oregano, 1 tablespoon dried parsley, 2 large eggs (beaten), 2 ½ cups bread crumbs, 1 pound ground beef, 1 cup finely shredded sharp cheddar cheese, and 1 cup Bull’s Eye Carolina BBQ Sauce (or your favorite brand of BBQ sauce). Make sure to incorporate all the ingredients well.
  4. If you find yourself without a meatloaf pan, try this little trick. Use a pizza pan covered in aluminum foil.
  5. Place meat mixture in a meatloaf pan or mold into loaf shape on the pizza pan. Cover with paprika and bake in preheated oven for one hour. Check meatloaf after an hour’s cook time as oven temperatures vary and your meatloaf may need to cook a bit more.
Recipe by The Surprised Gourmet at http://thesurprisedgourmet.com/2015/09/28/everybody-loves-meatloaf/