Italian Meatloaf

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Italian Meatloaf

Marrying into an Italian family necessitated the need for my own recipe for Italian Meatloaf that is moist and delicious and my husband’s favorite.

Yield: 4 to 6 servings


  • 2-1/2 pounds ground chuck (at least 85% lean)
  • 1 large onion, chopped
  • 2 large peppers, chopped
  • 2 tablespoons garlic
  • 1 16-ounce can diced tomatoes, drained
  • 1 tablespoon Italian seasoning
  • 1 teaspoon seasoned salt for meat
  • 2 eggs
  • dash milk
  • salt and ground pepper to taste
  • Progresso Italian bread crumbs
  • 4 slices uncooked bacon
  • 1 16-ounce can tomato sauce


Preheat oven to 375 degrees. In a bowl, combine meat, onions, and peppers. Add next 8 ingredients and mix thoroughly. Add enough bread crumbs so meat mixture holds together nicely.

Form into a loaf shape and place in a large baking pan. Put strips of bacon lengthwise over the top, then cover with tomato sauce. Bake uncovered for 1-1/2 hours. Serve with mashed potatoes and fresh green beans.

  • Anonymous

    This was terrific! I didn’t have any bacon, and can’t wait to try it that way, this will now be our best recipe, Thank you!

  • Anonymous

    I modified it a little, but it was still absolutely great. It will become my new meatloaf recipe. THANKS.

  • The very best meat loaf I have ever made. I did use one substitute — I used ketsup insted of tomato sauce. THANK YOU

  • Christine

    This was the best meatloaf I have ever tasted. It was a hit with my family and I’ve shared it with many friends. Thanks. Good job


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