1 cup Tomato Basil Pasta Sauce (You can use any variation of sauce you like... sometimes I do roasted garlic or mushroom to really mix it up. I'm crazy like that.)
1/2 cup Breadcrumbs (I use Panko because I have it on hand and I like the lightness. You can use regular if you like...)
1 heaped tablespoon Italian Seasoning (This "seasons" your breadcrumbs)
1/2 cup Parmesan Cheese (I freshly grate mine, but you can always buy it grated at the store. DO NOT USE that nasty sawdust stuff in a green can.)
1/2 cup Onion (Finely chopped)
1/3 cup Fresh Parsley (Finely chopped)
1 teaspoon Garlic Powder
1/2 teaspoon Dried Basil
1/2 teaspoon Dried Oregano
1/2 teaspoon Salt
1/4 teaspoon Black Pepper
2 Large Egg Whites
I like to eyeball a lot of these ingredients... a handful of this, a heaping teaspoon of that. You really can't go wrong!
Preheat oven to 350 degrees and cover a cookie sheet with foil.
Combine beef, half the pasta sauce and remaining ingredients in a large bowl. Shape the beef mixture into a loaf on the cookie sheet. Cover meatloaf with the remaining sauce.
Bake for 70 minutes or until thermometer registers 160 degrees.
Who Am I?
Oh the difference a few years makes... Where once I was a professional event planner and fundraiser in beautiful Southern CA, now I am a full time SAHM in a gorgeous-in-it's-own-way, semi-rural cow town in Sonoma County. Hey at least they have wine, right?