This is a moist meatloaf, light in texture but heavy in flavor and completely nourishing. It is basted during the cooking process with a savory, tangy glaze that keeps the meatloaf tender while giving it a sweet crust.
Technique tip: Basting the meatloaf as it cooks will help keep it moist and seal in the flavors.
Swap option: For a leaner meatloaf, you can use ground turkey.
Preheat the oven to 350 F.2.
Combine the ground meats, breadcrumbs, milk, onion, egg, parsley, salt, pepper, thyme and 1/2 cup of the tomato sauce.3.
Shape the mixture into a heart-shaped loaf, and place in a lightly greased rimmed baking sheet (or shallow pan).4.
Stir together the vinegar, brown sugar, mustard, Worcestershire, and remaining tomato sauce. Add water, 1-2 tablespoons at a time, to thin the sauce if necessary. Pour about one-third of the tomato sauce mixture over the top of the meatloaf.5.
Bake until no longer pink in the center, about 1 hour, basting with the remaining tomato sauce mixture every 15 minutes.