The meat loaf is the combination of Ground Beef and Pork .Feel free to use all ground beef in the meat loaf or use 1 1/2 pounds of ground beef and 1/2 pound of ground pork The pork add extra flavor and moisture to the loaf .
In a skillet, heat oil on high. Sauté the mushrooms, onion and garlic. Add tomatoes, tomato paste, salt, pepper and Splenda. Remove 1 1/2 cups. Add water, hay leaf and basil to skillet. Simmer, uncovered, for 45 minutes, stirring occasionally.
Meanwhile, combine all meat loaf ingredients with 1 1/2 cups reserved sauce. Press into a 9 x 5 x 3-inch loaf pan lined with wax paper. Unmold onto a roasting pan. Bake at 350 for 45 minutes.
Remove from oven; drain. Spread 1/2 cup of Herb Sauce over top of meat loaf. Return to oven for 15 minutes.
Discard bay leaf and serve remaining sauce over individual servings.