Kate's Hearty Meatloaf Recipe

A recipe that goes from delicious dinner to lunch on the go

Oct. 16, 2008 — -- Dinner is made easy with this simple meatloaf recipe, and it's perfect for a sit-down meal with your family and friends. Or take it on the go the next day and make a tasty meatloaf sandwich for lunch. Either way, this recipe is sure to please your taste buds and your wallet. For more meal ideas, check out "GMA's" recipe index.

Kate's Meatloaf

2-3 eggs

Finely chopped (I use food processor on pulse) celery, onion, green pepper, carrots- about 3/4-1 cup of each.

About 1½-2 cups of breadcrumbs- Italian seasoned if on hand. Otherwise, plain works too. May need more breadcrumbs depending on the consistency of the meatloaf.

About 3/4 cup shredded or grated Parmesan cheese (whichever's on hand).

About ¼ to ½ cup ketchup.

About 2 teaspoons of Italian seasoning

About 1 teaspoon of garlic salt Directions Mix all the ingredients together in a large mixing bowl and divide equally into two separate meat loaves. Add a squirt of ketchup to the top of each in a zig-zaggy design. I cover with foil and bake in either a meatloaf pan or a glass bread baking dish at 350 degrees for about an hour (depending on oven) or until bubbly and center is no longer pink.

During the last 15 minutes or so, I remove foil covering and finish baking uncovered.

When there's leftovers (usually I have about half a loaf left over) I put a slice between wholegrain bread with some mayo and ketchup swirled together (a la French dressing!), and a slice of lettuce and tomato too for a delicious meatloaf sandwich for the next day!


Recipe courtesy of Kate Gosselin.