Prep time 10 minutes

Cook time 55 mintues


2 lb. lean ground beef or turkey

1 cup Contadina® Italian Style Bread Crumbs

1 can (8 oz.) Contadina® Tomato Sauce

1 cup chopped onion

1/2 cup chopped green bell pepper

1 egg

1 tsp. dried basil


  1. Preheat oven to 350°F.  Combine meat, bread crumbs, 3/4 cup tomato sauce, onion, green pepper, egg and basil in a large bowl.  Season with salt and black pepper, if desired.  Mix well.

  2. Press into a 9x5-inch loaf pan.  Bake 45 minutes; drain off fat.

  3. Spread remaining tomato sauce over meat loaf.  Bake 10 minutes.  Let stand 5 minutes before slicing.

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