Meatloaf is one of those comfort meals. It comes together pretty quickly, so is perfect for a weeknight meal and has just enough good stuff in it to make your body happy as well as your soul.
1 pound ground beef
1 1/4 teaspoons salt
1/4 teaspoon ground black pepper
1/2 cup chopped onion
1/2 cup chopped bell pepper
1 egg, lightly beaten
8 ounces canned diced tomatoes with juice
1/2 cup bread crumbs or crushed saltines
Preheat oven to 375 degrees F.
Mix all meatloaf ingredients well. Shape into a loaf and place on rimmed baking sheet. Bake one hour.
Some people like a glaze on top of their meatloaf (I use the leftovers to make sandwiches and cover those with ketchup so I generally don’t glaze it). Here is a basic recipe for a glaze:
1/2 cup ketchup
1 teaspoon ground cumin
Dash Worcestershire sauce
Dash hot pepper sauce
1 tablespoon honey
Combine the ketchup, cumin, Worcestershire sauce, hot pepper sauce and honey. Brush the glaze onto the meatloaf after it has been cooking for about 10 minutes.