This is my version of the classic recipe so many of us grew up on. I personally can not stand meatloaf, but my family loves it. This one contains no ketchup, and has some spins on the flavor that you may have never thought of. I know the ingredients list looks long, but trust me it is worth the extra effort.
2 lbs. Lean Ground Beef
1/2 Yellow Onion
2 Mini Bell Peppers
2 C Bread Crumbs (may need more for GF version)
2/3 C Finely Shredded Cheddar Cheese
8 oz. Can Tomato Sauce
2 T Worcestershire Sauce
1 T Spicy Mustard
1/2 tsp. Granulated Garlic
1/8 tsp. Ground Allspice
Seasoning Salt and Pepper to taste
1/2 C Chili Sauce
1/4 C Brown Sugar
1/8 C Apricot Preserves
2 T Yellow Mustard
1 T Worcestershire Sauce
-Place onion and bell pepper in food processor, mince fine. Set aside.
-In small bowl combine liquid ingredients, set aside.
-In large bowl combine meat, egg, onion and bell pepper mixture, and liquid ingredients. Add in bread crumb and cheese.
-Place in 11X7 baking pan, if you want a true loaf shape you may need a larger pan.
-Bake 350 for 1 hour 30 minutes.
-Combine glaze ingredients, stir well to ensure well mixed. Pour over top of meat loaf, use spoon to spread out. Bake and additional 5-7 minutes. Remove from oven, cover in foil and allow to rest 10 minutes prior to serving. Enjoy!