CLASSIC BEEF MEATLOAF
What's better than a hearty meatloaf? This is a recipe that's easy and foolproof. No bells and whistles - just a few ingredients including beef, egg, bread crumbs and a simple tomato-based topping.

1 HR 15 MIN
6 SERVINGS
280 CAL
28 G PROTEIN

INGREDIENTS:

  • 1-1/2 pounds Ground Beef (93% lean or leaner)
  • 3/4 cup panko bread crumbs
  • 3/4 cup ketchup, divided
  • 1/2 cup minced onion
  • 1 egg
  • 1 tablespoon Worcestershire sauce
  • 2 teaspoons minced garlic
  • 1 teaspoon dried thyme
  • 3/4 teaspoon pepper
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt

COOKING:

  1. Preheat oven to 350°F. Combine Ground Beef, bread crumbs, 1/2 cup ketchup, onion, egg, Worcestershire, garlic, thyme, pepper and salt in large bowl, mixing lightly but thoroughly. Shape beef into 8 x 4-inch loaf on rack in aluminum foil-lined broiler pan.
  2. Place on upper oven rack in 350°F oven. Bake 40 to 50 minutes; brush with remaining 1/4 cup ketchup. Bake 5 minutes more or until instant-read thermometer inserted into center registers 160°F. Let stand 10 minutes. Cut into slices.

SAFE HANDLING TIPS:

  • Wash hands with soap and water before cooking and always after touching raw meat.
  • Separate raw meat from other foods.
  • Wash all cutting boards, utensils, and dishes after touching raw meat.
  • Do not reuse marinades used on raw foods.
  • Wash all produce prior to use.
  • Cook steaks and roasts until temperature reaches 145°F for medium rare, as measured by a meat thermometer, allowing to rest for three minutes.
  • Cook Ground Beef to 160°F as measured by a meat thermometer.
  • Refrigerate leftovers promptly.

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