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  Olive oil 1 Tablespoon
  Onion 1 Small, chopped
  Garlic 2 Clove (10 gm), minced
  Ground beef chuck 1 Pound
  Ground pork 12 Ounce
  Ground veal 12 Ounce
  Eggs 2 Large
  Plain bread crumbs 1 Cup (16 tbs)
  Tomato paste 1 Tablespoon
  Chopped fresh parsley 1⁄4 Cup (4 tbs)
  Chopped fresh thyme leaves 2 Tablespoon
  Chopped fresh rosemary 1 Tablespoon
  Salt 2 Teaspoon
  Freshly ground black pepper To Taste
  Canned crushed tomatoes 16 Ounce (1 Can)
  Thick bacon slices 4 Ounce (About 4 Slices)

Place a rack in the middle of the oven and preheat oven to 375°F.
Heat the olive oil in a medium skillet over medium-low heat.
When hot, add the onion and garlic and cook, stirring occasionally, until the onion is soft, about 10 minutes.
In a large bowl, combine the onion mixture, beef, pork, veal, eggs, bread crumbs, tomato paste, parsley, thyme, rosemary, salt, and a generous grinding of pepper, mixing well with your hands or a wooden spoon.
Turn the meat out onto a rimmed baking sheet, a roasting pan with high edges, or a large 11 x 15-inch or 9 x 13-inch glass dish and form the meat mixture into a loaf approximately 5x8 inches and 3 to 4 inches tall.
Mix the tomatoes with 1 1/2 cups water in a small bowl and pour the sauce over the top of the meat loaf, allowing some of it to fall into the pan.
Drape the bacon strips over the meat loaf widthwise.
Bake for 30 minutes, basting with the pan juices several times.
Increase the oven temperature to 400°F, and bake an additional 30 to 40 minutes, basting every 10 minutes or so, for a total cooking time of 60 to 70 minutes.
The bacon should be cooked through and a thermometer inserted into the center of the meat loaf should measure 165°F.
Remove from the oven and let the meat loaf rest for 10 minutes, then cut into slices and serve with the bacon and the tomato juices from the bottom of the pan.

Recipe Summary

Difficulty Level: 
Main Dish
Gourmet, Healthy
Preparation Time: 
20 Minutes
Cook Time: 
70 Minutes
Ready In: 
90 Minutes

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Nutrition Rank

Nutrition Facts

Serving size: Complete recipe

Calories 3299 Calories from Fat 1999

% Daily Value*

Total Fat 223 g342.5%

Saturated Fat 87.6 g438.1%

Trans Fat 0 g

Cholesterol 1256.9 mg419%

Sodium 6287.6 mg262%

Total Carbohydrates 86 g28.8%

Dietary Fiber 19.7 g78.8%

Sugars 10 g

Protein 240 g480.2%

Vitamin A 140.9% Vitamin C 218.5%

Calcium 62.2% Iron 153.7%

*Based on a 2000 Calorie diet

Three Moms' Meat Loaf Recipe