Sauteed carrots and onions are added to this garlic-seasoned meatloaf. A simple tomato sauce is recommended to serve over it.
INGREDIENTS (for 5 servings):
- 1 carrot, grated
- 1/2 onion, chopped
- 2 cloves garlic, minced
- 1/2 cup chopped fresh parsley
- 2 pounds ground beef
- 1/2 cup ketchup
- 2 eggs
- 1 1/2 cups fresh bread crumbs
- 1 cup tomato sauce
- 1 teaspoon white sugar
Preheat oven to 375 degrees F (190 degrees C).
In a medium saucepan over medium high heat, saute the carrot and onion for 2 minutes, or until onion is transparent. Add garlic and saute for 2 more minutes. Remove from heat and let cool.
In a large bowl, combine the parsley, beef, ketchup, 1/2 cup tomato sauce, bread and eggs, mixing well. Add the carrot/onion mixture and continue mixing, but do not over mix, as this will make the meatloaf dry. Transfer mixture to a 9x13 baking dish and form into a loaf.
Bake at 375 degrees F (190 degrees C) for 30 to 45 minutes.
While loaf is baking, heat the remaining tomato sauce and sugar in a medium saucepan over medium low heat. Pour over loaf when done.