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Classic Meatloaf Recipe

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1 Tbsp. olive oil
2 lb. ground beef
cup bread crumbs
2 eggs, lightly beaten
1 tsp. Worcestershire sauce
1 carrot, finely chopped
1 stalk celery, finely chopped
1 Onion, finely chopped
1 tsp. fresh thyme leaves, chopped
1 clove garlic, minced
1 Tbsp. tomato paste
kosher salt
Freshly ground black pepper
cup ketchup
1 Tbsp. brown sugar
Chopped parsley, for serving

Preheat oven to 350. Heat olive oil in medium skillet over medium heat. Add onions, carrots, celery and thyme. Season with salt & pepper; cook, stirring occasionally, until the vegetables are soften. Turn off the heat and stir in Worcestershire sauce and tomato paste. Let cool slightly.
Mix vegetable mixture with remaining ingredients in a large bowl. Press into a loaf pan. Whisk together ketchup and brown sugar. Brush with ketchup mixture and bake for 45 min. Spread with more ketchup and bake for another 10 minutes.
Garnish with parsley. Let cool for 10-15 minutes before serving.




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