Tomato-Onion Meatloaf

Tomato-Onion Meatloaf

2 pounds lean ground beef
2 eggs
1 1/2 cups dry bread crumbs
3/4 cup ketchup
1/2 cup warm water
1 (1.4-oz) package dry onion soup mix
3 strips of bacon
1 (15-oz) can tomato sauce

Preheat oven to 350°F. Lightly spray a 9x5x2-inch loaf pan with
vegetable cooking spray; set aside.

Combine ground beef, eggs, bread crumbs, ketchup, warm water and dry
onion soup mix in a large mixing bowl. Blend thoroughly; place
mixture into loaf pan. Shape to fit pan; spread bacon strips on top.
Pour tomato sauce over meatloaf. Bake for 1 hour or until temperature
reaches 160°F on a meat thermometer.

Remove from oven; drain of excess fat and allow to sit in pan for
about 5 minutes. Serve as an entrée or in sandwiches. Servings: 6