3lbs ground beef or turkey (I usually use a mix)
2 c. plain bread crumbs
1 c. each of finely chopped carrots, celery, onion, bell pepper (I use red or yellow)
3/4c. grated parmesan cheese
2 tsp garlic salt
2 tsp dried parsley
2 tbsp brown sugar
Mix all ingredients together and form into two loaves. Top with ketchup. Place in 2 baking dishes and bake at 350 for 1 hour.
This makes 2 meat loaves, you can freeze one for later if you like. I have made it with only 2lbs of meat and kept the remaining ingredients the same to make 1 loaf also.
I use my food processor to chop the veggies. The carrots are still a little firm in the meatloaf even when chopped extra fine, I think next time I may lightly steam the carrots to see if that works better.