I saw a photo for meatloaf and decided I needed to make one over the weekend. I normally add chopped onion and green pepper to my meatloaf but chose to do it a little different this time. The one reason I don't like it is because it breaks up the meat and falls apart and the next thing you know you have little pieces of meat, next to the onion and the green pepper. So to keep the meat moist I grated half an onion instead of chopping it up. I also decided to add barbeque sauce and that was a great new addition.
1 lb ground beef
1/2 onion grated
1/4 cup bread crumbs
1/8 cup Parmesan cheese
1 tsp dried oregano
1 egg whipped lightly
salt and pepper
1/2 cup of your favorite bbq sauce.
Pre heat oven to 400 degrees
In a large bowl add the first 7 ingredients and mix all together thoroughly with hands. I like mine to have a crust all over so I don't put mine in a bread pan. I either place on a large pan and form it into a loaf. cover meat loaf with half of the bbq sauce and bake at 400 for 30 minutes. Baste the meatloaf with the other half of bbq sauce and then bake for 20 minutes. Let it sit with foil on top for 5 to 10 minutes.
My favorite part is the end where it is crispy on the outside and moist in the inside. Try it and let me know what you think. The only bad part was that I didn't double the recipe and have enough for sandwiches the next day. I wasn't sure if my kids would like it and well they loved it and Brody said I always make the best beef.