This is a Sponsored post written by me on behalf of McCormick & Company for SocialSpark. All opinions are 100% mine.
I cook as often as possible at home. Let’s face it–it’s (at times) healthier and and much more cost-effective. Growing up, dinner time was a must in our home. Everyon sat at the table, and it was the one time each day that we all get to spend time together. I feel like dinner time is starting to get lost thanks to modern technology. There is no more quality time. I’m very “old school” in my ways, and although its just my husband and I — I insist we sit at the table every night (well most nights) and eat dinner together. For some reason I can not eat dinner with out my husband. It just doesn’t feel right to eat. I know, I’m wierd.
Nothing screams a family dinner more than meat loaf. I partnered up with McCormick.com to cook this Italian Meatloaf. By using staple spices like McCormick Perfect Pinch Italian Seasoning, McCormick Onion Power, McCormick Garlic Powder, and McCormick Black Pepper homemade dinner flavors shine!
- Stove Top
For the Meatloaf:
- 1 lb Lean Ground Beef
- 1/2 cup Italian Style Bread crumbs
- 1/4 cup Grated Pecorino Romano Cheese
- 1/2 cup Shredded Zucchini
- 1 egg
- 1 tablespoon Italian Seasoning
- 1 teaspoon Dried Onion Flakes
- 1/2 teaspoon Garlic Powder
- 1/4 tsp Ground Black Pepper
- 1/2 tsp Kosher Salt
For the Sauce:
- 1 15 oz. Can Tomato Sauce
- 1/2 cup Brown Sugar
- Preheat the oven to 350 degrees Fahrenheit.
- Mix the ground beef, bread crumbs, grated Pecorino Romano cheese, shredded zucchini, egg, Italian seasoning, dried onion flakes, garlic powder, ground black pepper into the bowl.
- Spray a glass baking dish with cooking spray.
- Shape the meat into a loaf in the glass baking dish. Bake for 35 minutes.
- While meatloaf cooks, mix together the tomato sauce and the brown sugar until incorporated. Set to the side.
- Remove the meatloaf from the oven. Pour half the sauce on top of the meatloaf. Bake for an additional 15 minutes or until the internal temperature reaches 165 degrees Fahrenheit.
- Remove the meatloaf from the oven, let sit for 5 minutes before slicing.
- Heat the remaining sauce and serve on the side.
- To serve more people, simply double this recipe. Add an additional 20 minutes of baking time on to your meatloaf.
- Like a sweeter sauce? Add an additional 1/4 cup brown sugar to the tomato sauce when whisking together.
In an effort to get more people eating at home, I’m hosting a Homemade in America giveaway. One lucky winner has the chance to win a McCormick gift set. Please leave a comment below telling me which McCormick spice you love to cook with most.
Giveaway ends on October 27. One winner will be chosen at random using random.org.
Winner chosen–#8 Angie! Congrats!