2 lbs. lean ground beef
1 cup Italian breadcrumbs
1/2 cup whole milk
3 tablespoons ketchup, divided
2 tablespoons OLEA's Neapolitan Herb balsamic vinegar, divided
1/2 teaspoon OLEA's Garlic Infused Olive Oil
1/4 teaspoon fresh ground pepper
1/2 teaspoon salt
1/2 teaspoon onion powder
2 large egg
1/2 tablespoon brown sugar
Finely chopped parsley for garnish
Preheat oven to 350°F.
In a large bowl add breadcrumbs and pour the milk directly over them. Add meat, 1 tablespoon ketchup, 1 tablespoon Neapolitan Herb balsamic vinegar, nutmeg, pepper, Garlic Infused Olive Oil, salt and onion powder. Set aside.
In a small bowl, crack egg and beat it slightly. Add egg to the meat mixture. Combine well with hands, do not overwork the meat mixture.
Form meatloaf in bowl, into a loaf form and then transfer to a roasting pan (I use glass). Free form into a loaf shape. If you notice cracks in the loaf, run your hands under warm water and smooth meat. Set meatloaf aside.
In a small bowl combine 2 tablespoons ketchup, 1 tablespoon Neapolitan Herb balsamic vinegar and 1/2 tablespoon brown sugar. Mix well with a fork.
Apply glaze evenly to the top of your meatloaf.
Cover pan with aluminum foil. Place meatloaf in the oven and bake for 35-40 minutes. Remove foil and bake for an additional 15 minutes. Remove from oven. Allow to rest uncovered for 10 minutes. Slice and serve with your favorite sides!
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