My BEST Meatloaf

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Recipe by South Your Mouth

My Best Meatloaf

2 eggs

1 teaspoon salt

1 teaspoon pepper

1 teaspoon garlic powder

1 teaspoon Italian seasoning

1 teaspoon parsley

1 tablespoon worchestershire sauce

1 onion, grated

Other veggies if desired*

2 1/4 pounds ground beef

1/2 grated parmesan cheese

1/2 cup dried bread crumbs

1/4 cup ketchup

3 tablespoons barbeque sauce

Combine eggs, salt, pepper, garlic powder, Italian seasoning, parsley, worchestershire, onion and other veggies to a large bowl and mix well. Crumble ground beef into bowl on top of egg mixture. Add parmesan and bread crumbs and gently combine all ingredients with hands, taking care not to over-work the meat (don't "squeeze" it through your fingers).

Spray a baking pan with cooking spray. Gather mixture into your hands and shape into a loaf (as best you can). Place loaf into pan and finish shaping, patting it until it is uniform in size.

Bake at 425 for 15 minutes (to sear) then reduce heat to 350 degrees and continue cooking for one hour. Combine ketchup and barbeque sauce. Baste meatloaf with ketchup mixture then cook for an additional 10 minutes. Remove meatloaf from oven, cover loosely with aluminum foil and let rest for 15 minutes before serving.

*Grate (or process in a food processor) whichever vegetables you like and add up to 1 cup to the meatloaf. I've added spinach, carrots, red and green peppers over the years.