1 1/2 pounds lean ground beef
1 1/2 cups fresh bread crumbs or prepared bread cumbs (plain or Panko crumbs)
1/4 cup minced onion
2 tablespoons finely cut parsley (I used dried parsley.)
1/2 cup Coca-Cola
2 tablespoons ketchup
1 1/2 tablespoons prepared mustard
1 teaspoon salt
1/2 teaspoon basil leaves
1/8 teaspoon black pepper
1/4 cup of chili sauce
Break up meat with fork in large bowl; add crumbs, onion and parsley, mixing well. Beat egg; mix with remaining ingredients in a separate bowl. Pour over meat mixture. With fork, toss lightly to blend thoroughly. Mixture will be soft. Turn into a 9x5x3 inch loaf pan. Cover with plastic wrap and heavy duty foil. Freeze.
Thaw completely. Remove wrappings. Bake at 350 degrees for 1 hour uncovered. In the last 10 minutes, spread chili sauce on top of meat loaf. Let set abou 10 minutes before slicing.