1 1/2 lbs   lean ground beef
1   5 1/2 oz can of tomato paste
3/4 cup   Italian bread crumbs (bread crumbs seasoned with basil, oregano and parmesan cheese)
1   egg
1   medium-sized onion, chopped
3-4 cloves   chopped garlic


  • Preheat oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C).
  • In a large bowl, combine ground beef, tomato paste, bread crumbs, egg, chopped onion and garlic. Mix thoroughly. Press into 8x4 inch loaf pan.
  • Bake for 1 hour, or until meat is no longer pink and juices run clear. Drain. Let stand 5 minutes before serving.



  • To add a bit of heat, add 3-4 minced green chilis.