Italian Meatloaf

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This is the one meatloaf that both my husband and my kids like. I usually have all the ingredients on hand, which makes it easy to throw together when I haven't been shopping lately.

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  • add   1/2 teaspoon pepper
  • add   4 sprigs parsley or 2 teaspoons dried parsley
  • add   1 (8 ounce) can tomato sauce
  • add   1 teaspoon salt
  • add   1 medium onion, chopped (can reduce this to make more kid-friendly)
  • add   3 tablespoons parmesan cheese
  • add   1 lb ground beef
  • add   4 slices whole-wheat bread (or can use 2 each rye and white)
  • add   1 egg
  • add   1 teaspoon oregano


  1. Soak bread in 1 cup water in large bowl for several minutes, then mash bread with fork.
  2. Add ground beef, onion, parsley, Parmesan cheese, egg, salt and pepper; mix well.
  3. Place in loaf pan and bake at 350 for 30 minutes.
  4. Pour tomato sauce over meatloaf and sprinkle with oregano.
  5. Bake 25 minutes longer.