You are here: Home » Recipes » Classic Meatloaf with Tomato Sauce Topping Classic Meatloaf with Tomato Sauce Topping Recipe by The Beef Checkoff Yield 6 servings A healthy traditional meatloaf. PrintEmail Ingredients Meatloaf:1 1/2 pounds ground beef1 -- (8-ounce) can tomato sauce1 cup soft bread crumbs1 -- egg1 small onion, finely chopped2 teaspoons Worcestershire sauce1 teaspoon dried thyme leaves, crushed1/2 teaspoon garlic salt1/4 teaspoon pepperTopping:1 tablespoon packed brown sugar1 teaspoon dry mustard Instructions Heat oven to 350F. Measure 1/4 cup tomato sauce; combine with topping ingredients. Set aside. Combine remaining tomato sauce with remaining meatloaf ingredients in large bowl, mixing lightly but thoroughly. Shape beef mixture into 8 x 4-1/2-inch loaf on rack in broiler pan. Spread topping over meatloaf. Bake in 350F oven 1 hour, until instant-read thermometer inserted into center registers 160F. Let stand 10 minutes before cutting. Cut into slices. Four-Pepper Meatloaf Variation: Prepare meatloaf as above, adding 1/3 cup finely chopped green bell pepper, 1/4 teaspoon ground red pepper and 1/4 teaspoon ground white pepper to ground beef mixture. Picadillo-Style Meatloaf Variation: Prepare meatloaf as above, omitting thyme and adding 1/3 cup finely chopped green bell pepper, 1/4 cup raisins, 1 teaspoon ground cumin and 1/2 teaspoon dried oregano leaves, crushed, to ground beef mixture. Cook's Tip: Cooking times are for fresh or thoroughly thawed ground beef. Color is not a reliable indicator of ground beef doneness. To make soft bread crumbs, place torn bread in food processor or blender container. Cover; process, pulsing on and off, to form fine crumbs. One and one-half slices make about 1 cup crumbs. Recipe courtesy of The Beef Checkoff.