Before I get to the meatloaf I'd like to include a picture of Dominic squirting himself with a water bottle (this is what he was doing while I was cooking). Reason being- I don't want a big bowl of ground beef to be diplayed as this post's picture on everyone's Dashboard. Ba ha ha.
Now on to the food.
-1.5 lbs ground beef
-1/2 of a green pepper, diced
-1/2 of a yellow onion, diced
-1/2 cup of Italian bread crumbs
- 2 Eggs
-Red Pepper Flake
-1 can of tomato sauce
*I actually like to prepare the meatloaf the night before so that when I come home from work I can just pop it in the oven, but for the sake of this recipe I'm going to pretend I did it all in one sitting.*
Step 1: Preheat oven to 400 degrees. In a medium mixing bowl place 1.5 lbs ground beef
Step 2: Dice 1/2 of a green pepper AND 1/2 of a yellow onion
Step 3: Add green pepper, onion, 1/2 cup of Italian bread crumbs, and seasonings (salt, pepper, garlic powder, parsley) to taste. Then add eggs.
Step 4: This is the messy part. There's no way around it- you've got to get in there with your hands and mash it all together. Really make sure you mix it well!
Step 5: Shape the giant meatball into a 'loaf', place in a casserole dish that has been sprayed with cooking spray. *This is where I would STOP and refrigerate overnight IF I was making this for the next day's dinner* Cover with aluminum foil and place in preheated oven, bake for 30 minutes.
Step 6: Remove from oven, pour entire can of tomato sauce over the meatloaf. Bake uncovered for an additional 15 minutes.
Step 7: Slice, use tomato sauce as a gravy, and Enjoy!