|1¼ cup||Dry bread crumbs|
|5 tablespoons||Dry cheese, grated (see Note below)|
|5 tablespoons||Parsley, minced|
|2 tablespoons||Garlic, finely minced|
|1½ pounds||Ground beef, lean|
|½ teaspoon||Fresh ground black pepper|
|Catsup, for coating|
1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. Mix bread crumbs, cheese, parsley, and garlic. Add meat, and salt and pepper, andmix together.
Pour in eggs and a little of the water; knead mixture to an even consistency, adding more water if mixture seems dry.
2. Mold into a greased loaf pan, top with a very thin coat of catsup, and bake for 70 minutes.
Note: Paramesan cheese or a mixture of Parmesan, Romano, and dried Jack cheeses may be used.
This richly seasoned meat mixture captures the flavors of San Francisco's North Beach area, home to many wonderful Italian Restaurants and cafes. Leftover meat loaf makes delicious sandwiches on a flavorful, homestyle bread. Do not slice the loaf until needed; it slices best when cold.
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