Italian Meat Loaf with Balsamic Glaze


  • 3/4 pound ground beef chuck
  • 3/4 pound ground pork
  • 1/2 cup prepared pesto
  • 1 cup fresh bread crumbs
  • 2/3 cup chopped drained oil-packed sun-dried tomatoes
  • 1 egg
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 2-3 tablespoon prepared balsamic glaze (optional)


  1. Preheat oven to 350°.
  2. Line an 11x7-inch shallow baking dish with foil.
  3. Combine all ingredients, except balsamic glaze, in a large bowl and mix gently, but thoroughly with your hands.
  4. Form the mixture into a 9x5-inch loaf in the prepared baking dish.
  5. Bake 55 minutes, or until an instant-read thermometer registers 160° when inserted into the center of the loaf.
  6. Remove from oven and spread top with balsamic glaze, if using.
  7. Return meat loaf to oven for 3-5 minutes to set glaze.
  8. Remove from oven and allow to rest 5 minutes before slicing and serving.
  9. Serves 4-6.