3 tbls Garlic Extra Virgin Olive Oil (and more for oiling pan)
1 Red Pepper(diced small/seeds removed)
1 Large yellow onion (diced) (leave ¼ of onion for topping)
1 – ½ to 2 lb Lean Ground Beef
3/4 cup bread crumbs
4 tbls 18-Year Aged Traditional Balsamic Vinegar
2 tbls Basil (chopped)
1 tbls Parsley (chopped)
1 tsp Black Pepper
1 cup Marinara Sauce (leave ½ of sauce for topping)
Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
Heat olive oil in a fry pan over medium heat and add the pepper and diced onions. Sauté just until soft, remove to a large bowl and cool.
Lightly oil loaf pan or baking dish with garlic olive oil. When peppers and onions are cool, thoroughly combine in same bowl with all of the remaining ingredients (add in only 2 tbls of the vinegar and half of the marinara sauce). Once completely mixed, put meat mixture into oiled loaf pan or form rectangle of meat about 2-1/2″ tall in baking dish. Top with rest of marinara sauce, spreading evenly over the top and then drizzle the last two tbls of vinegar on top, then sprinkle remaining diced onion.
Bake approximately 60 minutes or until desired doneness. Remove from the oven, cover with foil and let rest 5 minutes. Slice and serve.