A good Classic Meatloaf recipe is like finding that perfect little black dress. This is that recipe. It is moist and flavorful. Serve it for Sunday Supper or on weeknights. It is good for kid, hungry guys, and cozy nights at home. It is also great for parties, especially when served with my Crockpot Loaded Cheesy Mashed Potatoes. Classic Meatloaf reheats well in the microwave and freezes well. This recipe makes two pans of meatloaf.
Prep Time 20minutes
Cook Time 1hour10minutes
Total Time 1hour30minutes
Author Homemade Italian Cooking with Cara
1large sweet onionquartered
1Red bell pepperfinely diced
1tablespoontablespoon Kosher salt
Mix ketchup, brown sugar and dry mustard in a small bowl until smooth. Set aside.
Place onion, celery, carrot, garlic in the bowl of a food processor and pulse until finely minced.
In a large bowl add ground beef and pork, minced vegetables, red pepper, eggs, tomato paste, breadcrumbs, parsley, salt and pepper and mix well with your hands until evenly incorporated.
Transfer half of the meat mixture to a standard size (8 ½" x 4 ½") loaf pan. Pack down to avoid air pockets. Repeat with the remaining meat in a second loaf pan.
Spoon the ketchup sauce evenly across each loaf.
Bake in a 350 degree oven for 1 hour 15 minutes or until the internal temperature is 160 degrees. Do not let the sauce on the top burn.
Let the meatloaf rest for 10 minutes before slicing.