1 lb +/- Cordray's ground beef
1/2 cup spaghetti sauce, divided (Ragu is our favorite)
1/2 cup dry bread crumbs
1/4 cup plus 2 Tbsp grated Parmesan cheese, divided
1/4 cup finely chopped onion
1 egg lightly beaten
1/2 tsp Italian seasoning
1. Preheat oven to 375 degrees.
2. Mix meat, 1/4 spaghetti sauce, bread crumbs, 1/4 cup of the cheese, onion, egg and seasoning.
3. Shape into loaf in 12x8 inch baking dish. Top with remaining 1/4 cup spaghetti sauce and remaining 2 Tbsp cheese.
4. Bake 40 to 45 minutes or until cooked through (160 deg.)
I'm sure everyone has a meatloaf recipe, but this one is the best I've tasted! I've tried cooking meatloaf a couple times since I got married, but never found a recipe I wanted second helpings of. This one has become a staple at my house because it is a deliciously easy and satisfying meal! The parmesean cheese gives it a nice flavor without being overwhelming and it is moist without being soggy. Everyone in my family loves this for dinner, especially the boys. I can even get my finicky-with-meat 1 year old to eat his fair share! We occasionally add a few extra spices or a little more cheese, just for a little variety. So go ahead and give it a try- this meatloaf recipe is perfect for that package of Cordray's ground beef sitting in your freezer!