Meatloaf

(Anna Prudente) 

1 medium onion, diced
3 - 4 cloves garlic, minced
2 -3 stalks celery, diced
1 to 2 tablespoons olive oil
teaspoon salt and pepper
1/4 teaspoon ground thyme
1 teaspoon ground mustard
2 large eggs
1/3 cup milk
1 pound ground meat
1 cup regular bread crumbs
8-oz. can tomato sauce

Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Finely chop the onion, garlic, and celery. Sauté in skillet with small amount of olive oil. until soft. Add salt, pepper, thyme, and mustard.  In a small bowl, whisk together the eggs and milk.  In a large bowl, combine meat, sautéed vegetables, milk and egg mixture, bread crumbs, and half of the tomato sauce.  Mix by hand.  Pack meat into greased bread loaf pan.  After meat is packed into pan, spread remainder of tomato sauce on top.  Bake at 350 degrees for an hour.