Delicious Tomato Sauce Recipe for a Classic Meatloaf
Ah, meatloaf…it has always been a true classic, a mainstay of homey cooking and one of my absolute favorite comfort food dishes. However, most people only think of the traditional version. Those recipes can become mundane and predictable, especially when it gets made over and over again. Why not take your classic Meatloaf and give it a twist?
Today I am excited to share a special recipe that infuses classic Meatloaf with an unexpected, delicious boost – a tomato sauce that is sure to become your family’s favorite. This recipe begins with a trio of flavorful ingredients – lean ground beef, ground pork, and white onion. When prepared, the result is a tender, melt-in-your-mouth meatloaf with a tangy tomato sauce that has everyone licking their plates for more!
• 2 pounds lean ground beef
• 1 pound ground pork
• 1 white onion, finely chopped
• 2 eggs, lightly beaten
• 1 cup breadcrumbs
• 2 teaspoons garlic powder
• 2 teaspoons paprika
• 2 teaspoons Worcestershire sauce
• 1 teaspoon Dijon mustard
• 1 cup ketchup
• 1 cup canned tomato sauce
• 1 teaspoon Italian seasoning
• 1 teaspoon sugar
• 1 teaspoon salt
• 1 teaspoon black pepper
1. Preheat oven to 375°F/190°C. Grease a medium-sized baking pan
2. In a large bowl, combine the ground beef, pork, onion, eggs, breadcrumbs, garlic powder, paprika, Worcestershire sauce, mustard, and 1/2 cup of the ketchup. Using your hands, mix until all the ingredients are fully combined.
3. Place the mixture into the greased baking pan and press it down gently to flatten it out.
4. In a medium bowl, combine the remaining ketchup, tomato sauce, Italian seasoning, sugar, salt and pepper. Mix until well combined.
5. Spread the tomato sauce evenly over the meatloaf.
6. Bake in the preheated oven for 1 hour and 15 minutes, or until the internal temperature of the meatloaf reads 155°F/68°C.
7. Let the meatloaf rest for 10 minutes before slicing and serving.
This recipe for tomato-sauced Meatloaf is an easy, delicious way to upgrade your classic dish. The preparation is simple, the ingredients are straightforward, and the end result is perfect for any gathering or family dinner. The unique combination of beef and pork, with the tangy tomato sauce and subtle hint of sweetness, is unlike any other meatloaf you’ve ever tasted. You’re sure to love this fresh take on traditional Meatloaf – so give it a try tonight and experience the deliciousness for yourself!