Collucci Bros Meatloaf Throwdown

Oven: 375
45—55 Minutes

salad oil
1 carrot, small to medium dice
2 stalks celery, small to medium dice
1 medium onion, small to medium dice
2 lbs ground beef
2 eggs
salt and freshly ground black pepper
dash Tabasco
dash Worcestershire sauce
3 slices bread
1/2 c seasoned Italian bread crumbs

Preheat oven. In a medium-sized sauté pan, put 2 dribbles of salad oil and heat over medium-high heat. Add the carrots, celery, and onions and sauté, about 5 minutes. Put aside and let cool. In large bowl put the carrot mixture, ground beef and remaining ingredients, except for the bread, the bread crumbs and ketchup. Soak the bread in cold water, then squeeze water out (like a sponge) and drain it. Add to the ground beef and mix. Add the bread crumbs and mix. Roll into firm loaf, spread ketchup over the top, and place into preheated oven for approximately 45 to 55 minutes, or until cooked through. Take out and serve hot.