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Tasty weeknight meatloaf

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This recipe appears in Un-Wine’d, which airs Saturdays at 1:00 p.m. on VPM PBS. Watch past seasons and current episodes on the PBS app or PBS website. Check the broadcast schedule for local listings. Discover more recipes here.

What You’ll Need:

  • 3 lbs lean ground beef
  • 1 T. dried parsley
  • 1 T. dried basil
  • 1 t. dried oregano
  • ½ c. freshly grated parmesan cheese
  • 3 cloves garlic, finely minced
  • ⅓ c. ketchup, plus more for the top if desired
  • ¼ green bell pepper, chopped (about 3 T.)
  • ¼ red bell pepper, chopped (about 3 T.)
  • 2 c. crushed crispy fried onions
  • 3 eggs, beaten


Step 1: Preheat the oven to 350 degrees.

Step 2: In a mixing bowl, mix together all the ingredients well but be careful to not overmix. Place the meatloaf in a greased loaf pan and pat evenly. Bake for 1 hour and 15 minutes or until the meatloaf registers 165 degrees. If you wish to use a ketchup top, remove the meatloaf from the oven and top it after one hour.

Step 3: Rest the meatloaf for 15 to 20 minutes before slicing.

Serves 8.