Old-Fashioned Meatloaf


2 pounds ground beef
1 onion, finely chopped
1 green bell pepper, finely chopped
1 egg
3/4 cup Italian-flavored breadcrumbs
1 cup ketchup, divided
1/2 teaspoon black pepper
1 tablespoon brown sugar


Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. Coat a 9- x 5-inch loaf pan with cooking spray.

In a large bowl, combine ground beef, onion, green pepper, egg, bread crumbs, 3/4 cup ketchup, and the black pepper. Using your hands, mix ground beef mixture well and place in loaf pan.

Bake 1 hour. Spoon on remaining ketchup, sprinkle with brown sugar, and bake 10 to 15 additional minutes, or until no pink remains. Drain, if necessary, then slice and serve.


Remember to let your meatloaf sit for at least 10 minutes before slicing it for eatin'! This will help the slices hold together, so you can serve it nicely and easily!