italian meat loaf

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Servs: 4

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  • add   2 tablespoons minced fresh parsley
  • add   2 slices rye bread
  • add   2 slices firm white bread
  • add   1 8-ounce can tomato sauce
  • add   1 teaspoon dried oregano, crumbled
  • add   3 tablespoons freshly grated Parmesan cheese
  • add   1 pound lean ground beef
  • add   1/4 teaspoon pepper
  • add   1 cup water
  • add   1 egg, beaten to blend
  • add   1 teaspoon salt
  • add   1 medium onion, finely chopped


  1. Grease 9x5-inch loaf pan. Place rye and white breads in large bowl. Pour 1 cup water over. Let soak 5 minutes. Drain off any excess water. Mash bread finely with fork. Add ground beef, onion, egg, Parmesan, parsley, salt and pepper and mix well. Transfer to prepared dish. (Can be prepared 6 hours ahead. Chill.)
  2. Preheat oven to 375°F. Bake meat loaf 30 minutes. Pour tomato sauce over. Sprinkle with oregano. Bake 20 more minutes. Let stand 5 minutes.

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