Heinz® Classic Meatloaf

Ingredients

  • 1 tablespoon vegetable oil
  • ½ cup finely chopped onion
  • ½ cup finely chopped celery
  • ¼ cup finely chopped green pepper
  • 1 cup Heinz Tomato Ketchup
  • 1 ½ pounds lean ground beef
  • 1 cup soft, fresh breadcrumbs
  • 1large egg, slightly beaten
  • ½ teaspoon salt
  • ¼ teaspoon pepper
  • Directions

  • Step 1

    Preheat oven to 350 degrees F (180 degrees C). Heat oil in a skillet set over medium-high heat. Cook onion, celery and pepper until softened, about 5 minutes. Stir in ketchup. Remove pan from heat and divide sauce mixture in half.

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  • Step 2

    Combine one half of the sauce with ground beef, breadcrumbs, egg, salt and pepper. Mix gently. Pat mixture into a lightly greased 9-x 5-in (2 L) loaf pan. Bake for 1 hour or until an instant read thermometer reaches 160 degreesF (70 degreesC).

  • Step 3

    Rest for 5 minutes. Reheat the reserved sauce mixture. Slice meat loaf and serve with sauce.

  • Twists:

    Twist 1: For a cheesy treat, top meatloaf with 1/2 cup shredded mozzarella or cheddar cheese.

    Twist 2: For cook-once-eat-twice convenience, serve sliced warm meatloaf on toasted Kaiser rolls with chili sauce.

    Twist 3: For more fibre, substitute whole wheat bread crumbs or crushed bran flakes for the regular breadcrumbs.

    Twist 4: For a Mexican twist, use Heinz Chili Sauce instead of ketchup and stir 1 tbsp chili powder into the sauce mixture.

    Twist 5: For extra kick, substitute Heinz Hot & Spicy Ketchup for half of the regular ketchup.

    Twist 6: For a barbecue twist, substitute Heinz Western Grill BBQ Sauce or other barbecue sauce for the ketchup.

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