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Ingredients

2 lbs lean ground beef
1 Cup Panko breadcrumbs
1/2 cup milk (2% or whole)
3 Tbsp ketchup, divided
2 Tbsp Neapolitan Herb Balsamic Vinegar, divided
1 tsp Garlic Olive Oil
1 tsp Za’atar (or other favourite dried spice blend)
1/2 tsp fresh ground pepper
1/2 tsp salt
1/2 tsp onion or garlic powder
2 large eggs
1/2 Tbsp brown sugar
Finely chopped parsley for garnish

Directions

Preheat oven to 350°F.
In a large bowl add breadcrumbs and pour the milk over.  Add meat, 1 Tbsp ketchup, 1 Tbsp Neapolitan Herb Balsamic, Za’atar, pepper, Gourmet Garlic Olive Oil, salt and onion powder.
In a small bowl, crack eggs and beat slightly, add to the meat mixture. Combine well with hands, but don’t overwork.
Form into a loaf and transfer to a roasting pan.
If you notice cracks in the loaf, run your hands under warm water and smooth meat.  Set meatloaf aside.
In a small bowl combine remaining ketchup, Neapolitan Herb Balsamic and 1/2 Tbsp brown sugar.
Mix well with a fork. Apply glaze evenly to the top of your meatloaf.
Tent the pan with aluminum foil.
Place meatloaf in the oven and bake for 35-40 minutes.
Remove foil and bake for an additional 15 minutes.
Remove from oven, allow to rest uncovered for 10 minutes.
Slice, garnish and serve with your favourite side!

Alternatives

Dark Chocolate Dark Balsamic Vinegar
Espresso Dark Balsamic Vinegar
Oregano White Balsamic Vinegar

Tuscan Herb Olive Oil
Black Peppercorn Olive Oil
Calabrian Pesto Olive Oil
Olive Wood Smoke Olive Oil
Rosemary Olive Oil
Mushroom & Sage Olive Oil
Harissa Olive Oil