1-1/2 pounds Ground Beef
1 can (8 ounces) tomato sauce
1 cup soft bread crumbs
1 small onion, finely chopped
2 teaspoons Worcestershire sauce
1 teaspoon dried thyme leaves, crushed
1/2 teaspoon garlic salt
1/4 teaspoon pepper
1 tablespoon packed brown sugar
1 teaspoon dry mustard
Heat oven to 350°F. Measure 1/4 cup tomato sauce; combine with topping ingredients. Set aside.
Combine remaining tomato sauce with remaining meatloaf ingredients in large bowl, mixing lightly but thoroughly.
Shape beef mixture into 8 x 4-1/2-inch loaf on rack in broiler pan. Spread topping over meatloaf. Bake in 350°F oven 1 hour, until instant-read thermometer inserted into center registers 160°F.
Let stand 10 minutes before cutting. Cut into slices.
Four-Pepper Meatloaf Variation: Prepare meatloaf as above, adding 1/3 cup finely chopped green bell pepper, 1/4 teaspoon ground red pepper and 1/4 teaspoon ground white pepper to Ground Beef mixture.
Picadillo-Style Meatloaf Variation: Prepare meatloaf as above, omitting thyme and adding 1/3 cup finely chopped green bell pepper, 1/4 cup raisins, 1 teaspoon ground cumin and 1/2 teaspoon dried oregano leaves, crushed, to Ground Beef mixture.
Nutrition information per serving: 219 calories; 9 g fat (3 g saturated fat; 3 g monounsaturated fat); 106 mg cholesterol; 403 mg sodium; 10 g carbohydrate; 1.2 g fiber; 25 g protein; 5.4 mg niacin; 0.4 mg vitamin B6; 2.2 mcg vitamin B12; 3.8 mg iron; 22.7 mcg selenium; 5.8 mg zinc; 102.8 mg choline.