2 tsp canola oil
½ sweet yellow onion, finely diced
2 baby bell peppers, finely diced
3 button mushrooms, finely diced
2 cloves garlic, minced
1 lb lean ground beef
¾ cup Italian seasoned breadcrumbs
½ cup Parmesan cheese
2 eggs
3 tbsp chopped fresh basil
½ tsp dried oregano
3 tsp Worcestershire sauce
3 tsp balsamic vinegar
Sea salt and freshly cracked pepper, to taste
1/2 cup ketchup ¼ cup BBQ sauce and ¼ cup hotsauce mixed

  1. Preheat the oven to 350 F and spray a loaf pan with cooking spray. Heat the oil in a skillet and heat it over medium heat 
  1. Add the onions, peppers, and mushrooms to the skillet and cook the mixture, while stirring often, for about 5 minutes or until the vegetables are tender.
  1. Add the minced garlic and let it cook for about 1 minute while stirring constantly. Remove the skillet from the heat and let the vegetable mixture cool.
  1. In a bowl, combine the ground beef with the breadcrumbs, Parmesan cheese, eggs, basil, oregano, Worcestershire sauce, and balsamic vinegar along with the onion mixture.
  1. Season the mixture with sea salt and freshly cracked pepper to taste.
  • Gently combine the meatloaf mixture until it is evenly mixed, but make sure you don’t overmix it.
  • Press the mixture into the loaf pan and spread the ketchup mixture evenly over the top of the loaf.
  • Bake the meatloaf in the oven for 1 hour or until a meat thermometer inserted in the center reaches 160 F.
Remove the pan from the oven and let the meatloaf rest for 5 to 10 minutes before you slice it and serve it.

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