I’m not sure why I don’t make meatloaf more often. It’s so simple to make, and my kids love it! It’s like a giant meatball packed with veggies and protein, topped with sweet tomato sauce – perfect for picky palates.
This was quite possibly the easiest dinner I have ever made for my family. You just toss the ingredients into the bowl, mix them up, place the mixture in a loaf pan, cook it, and serve it up! I chose to serve this version of meatloaf with roasted potatoes and baby carrots, and a delicious pear and gorgonzola salad, but this meal would also work well with rice and broccoli, or just about any combination of carb and veggie.
- 1 1/2 lb (680 g) ground beef
- 1 can (284 mL) CAMPBELL’S® Condensed Tomato with Basil and Oregano Soup
- 1/2 cup (125 mL) onion, grated
- 1/2 cup (125 mL) dry breadcrumbs
- 1/2 cup (125 mL) parmesan cheese, grated
- 1/2 tsp (3 mL) black pepper, ground
- 2 garlic cloves, minced
- Preheat oven to 325°F (160°C). Combine beef, 1/2 can of soup, onion, breadcrumbs, parmesan, eggs, black pepper, and garlic.
- Transfer to a nonstick 9×5 inch (2 L) loaf pan. Spread remaining soup over top. Bake for 60 minutes or until instant read thermometer registers 165°F (74°C) when inserted into the center of the meatloaf.
- Let stand for 5 minutes before serving.
- Try adding diced carrots and celery to sneak in some added veggies.
- I found the sauce slid off the top once the meatloaf had fully cooked, try saving 1/4 of the sauce and adding it for the last few minutes of cooking time.
- Use extra lean ground beef to cut down on fat.
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Disclosure: I am part of the Campbell Company of Canada Ambassador program with Mom Central Canada and I receive special perks as part of my affiliation with this group. The opinions on this blog are my own.