Fucarile Family Meatloaf

by: Mrs. Fucarile (Kindergarten Teacher)

Growing up my family owned an Italian restaurant that kept us very busy, so dinner time was important to all be together. My favorite night would be Tuesday nights, as my mom would make meatloaf. I would come home from practice or school to the smell of it cooking. It was a smell and a feeling I would never forget. 

Source: This recipe came from my mother Barbara. When I graduated from college my mom made me my very own recipe book. I bet you can guess the first recipe I tried to make 🙂 


1 pound of ground beef
1 egg
1 cup of plain bread crumbs
1 large chopped onion
1/4 cup of parsley
1 teaspoon of salt
1 teaspoon of garlic powder
1/4 cup water (use more if it seems too dry)
Olive Oil

My family was a large family of 5 so my mother would double this recipe. Above is good for a family of 2 or 3.

Recipe Steps

Step 1: Preheat the oven to 450 degrees
Step 2: Chop the onion and mix all these ingredients in a large bowl. (Add extra water here if the mixture seems too dry)
Step 3: Make an oval shape of the ingredients mixed together in an oven-safe sheet.
Step 4: Sprinkle some oregano and olive oil on top before placing in the oven.
Step 5: Cook for 15 minutes at 450 degrees
Step 6: Lower heat to 350 degrees and cook for 45 more minutes