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Italian Meatloaf

    2 tablespoons extra-virgin olive oil
    1 red pepper, seeded, small diced
    1 onion, diced
    2 teaspoons (about 3 cloves) chopped garlic
    1 pound ground beef
    2 eggs
    3/4 cup bread crumbs
    1 cup grated Parmesan
    1 tablespoon Worcestershire sauce
    1 tablespoon balsamic vinegar
    2 tablespoons chopped basil leaves
    1 tablespoon chopped parsley leaves
    1 teaspoon salt
    1/2 teaspoon black pepper
    1 cup marinara sauce

  Preheat oven to 350F. Heat 1 tablespoon of the olive oil in a
 medium saute pan over medium heat and add the peppers, onions and
 garlic. Saute until just soft, remove to a plate and cool.

  When the peppers and onions are cool, combine all of the remaining
 ingredients together except for the marinara. Pack the meat mixture
 into an oiled loaf pan, if you do not have a loaf pan, form the meat
 mixture into a loaf shape on an oiled oven tray or baking dish. Top
 with the marinara making sure to spread evenly over the top.

  Bake for approximately 50 to 60 minutes or until an instant-read
 thermometer registers 160F in the middle of the meatloaf. Remove
 from the oven and let rest for 5 minutes. Slice and serve.