Italian Meat Loaf



1 cup boiling water


cup sun-dried tomatoes packed with oil


cup ketchup


1 cup seasoned bread crumbs


cup finely chopped onions


cup chopped fresh basil


cup (2 ounces) shredded sharp provolone cheese


2 large egg whites


2 garlic cloves minced


1 pound ground round beef


cooking spray


1/3 cup ketchup


Combine boiling water and tomatoes in a bowl and let stand 30 minutes or until soft. Then finely chop. Preheat oven to 350. In large bowl combine cup ketchup, bread crumbs, onion, basil, cheese, egg whites, garlic and beef. Add tomatoes to mixture. Shape meat mixture into a 9 x 5 inch loaf on a broil pan coated with cooking spray. Spread 1/3 cup ketchup over meat loaf. Bake at 350 for 1 hour or until a thermometer registers 160. Let stand ten minutes before slicing.