Are you noticing a theme lately? I have SO many tomatoes that I keep adding them to everything! And yes, I have made sauce with them already too, but they just keep multiplying! For today's recipe, I used some of my all-time favorite flavors and incorporated them into this meatloaf; however, if meatloaf isn't your thing, you can make them into hamburger patties or individual serving loaves like I did with the Feta & Sage Chicken Mini Meatloaf as well. This was deliciously moist and flavorful, but then again, how could it not be?Italian Meatloaf
1 lb. 95/5 Lean Ground Beef*
1/2 tsp. Dried Oregano (or 1/2 tbsp. fresh)
1 tbsp. Fresh Basil, chopped (or 1/2 tsp. dried)
1 Garlic Clove, minced
1 tbsp. Red Onion, minced
1/4 c. Fresh Tomatoes, chopped
1/4 c. Pecorino Romano Cheese, grated
1/2 c. Italian Bread Crumbs
1. Add all ingredients to a bowl and mix well.
2. Shape into a rectangle and place in an oven safe baking dish.
3. Bake at 350 degrees for 45-50 minutes or until proper internal temperature is reached. Makes 8 slices.
*Tip: You can substitute ground turkey or chicken for the beef.
*Nutritional Information per Slice: Calories 152, Carbs 5.1g, Fat 6.3g, Protein 17.6g, Fiber .2g
*Calculations based on ingredients entered into CalorieCount and may not be 100% accurate.
Shared at Thursday's Treasures 9/20/12
Shared at Church Supper/Everyday Mom's Meals 9/23/12