Thursday, March 15, 2012

Italian Style Meatloaf

                                           Italian Style Meatloaf


For the meatloaf :
2lbs. ground chuck
2 eggs
1-1/2 cups Italian style breadcrumbs

For the sauce:
( As a shortcut, you can use a jar of mushroom spaghetti sauce mixed with a 15oz can of diced tomatoes)
1-29oz can of diced tomatoes
1-4oz can of mushrooms-drained and chopped
1/4cup minced onion
1teaspoon minced garlic
1tbl. olive oil
Salt and pepper to taste


Mix all meatloaf ingredients together.
Press into a loaf pan and bake for about 1-1/2 hours or until cooked through.
Meanwhile prepare the sauce.
Heat oil in a skillet. Add onion and garlic and saute a minute or two.
Add mushrooms and fry until the pan juices evaporate.
Add tomatoes, salt and pepper. Simmer until it forms a thick sauce. set aside.
When meatloaf is done, transfer it to another baking pan. Top with sauce and bake an additional 15-20 minutes, until the sauce forms a bit of a glaze. remove from oven and allow it to rest 10-15 minutes before slicing. It's great served with Viva Italia Focaccia  and  Flaming Canoes and mashed potatoes

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