This old fashioned meatloaf is made with lean ground beef, ketchup, a sliced tomato and American cheese slices. Feel free to top this meatloaf with mozzarella slices, havarti, or other sliced cheese.
Serve this tasty loaf with mashed potatoes and your favorite side vegetables for a satisfying family meal.
- 2 pounds lean ground beef
- 1 cup fresh soft bread crumbs
- 1/2 cup finely chopped onion
- 1/3 cup milk
- 1/3 cup ketchup
- 2 eggs, well-beaten
- 2 teaspoons salt
- 1/4 teaspoon ground black pepper
- 1 teaspoon dried leaf oregano, crumbled
- 1 medium tomato, sliced
- 4 to 6 slices American cheese
Combine ground beef, bread crumbs, onion, milk, ketchup, eggs, salt, pepper, and oregano. Mix gently until well blended. Shape into a loaf (about 8x5 inches) on a 13x9x2-inch baking pan. Arrange tomato slices on top of the loaf. Bake 1 hour and 15 minutes at 350°. Place cheese slices, overlapping, over the tomatoes the last 5 to 10 minutes.
This meatloaf serves 6 to 8.
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