● 2 lb. lean ground beef
● 1 cup Italian bread crumbs
● 8 oz. tomato sauce
● 1 cup chopped onion
● 1/2 cup chopped green pepper
● 2 egg
● 1 tsp. basil
Combine meat, bread crumbs, ¾ C tomato sauce, onion, green pepper, egg and basil in large bowl. Season with salt and pepper, if desired; mix well.
Press into loaf pan. Bake in preheated 350 degree oven, 45 minutes, drain.
Spoon remaining tomato sauce over meat loaf. Bake 10 minutes longer. Let stand 5 minutes before serving. Sprinkle with parmesan cheese , if desired.
*Janelle’s Notes~After spooning on tomato sauce, sprinkle basil and parmesan cheese on top.