Saturday, November 5, 2011

Momma's Meatloaf

My version of meatloaf comes from my momma.  I'm not sure if it's exactly the same as she does it but it's pretty close.  I think meatloaf is one of those things that just about every ones mom has a recipe for, and they are all a little different.  It reminds me of being a little kid and my big old family sitting at the dinner table.  I am the youngest of four, with three older brothers.  I don't wonder why my mom often cooked things that didn't take up too much time.  This isn't a fancy dish at all, but it tastes awesome and it makes your house smell like home cookin.. enjoy!

Momma's Meatloaf

1-2lbs ground beef.  (depending of the size of your family, I can still get away with just 1, but 2 will fill your whole loaf pan, and you will want to double the rest of the ingredients also)
1 egg
1 cup old fashioned oats
1/2 white onion finely chopped
2T ketchup, plus a few squirts on top

Preheat oven to 375. Place the beef into a mixing bow, add egg, oats, onion and ketchup.  Mix ingredients.  Don't be afraid to get a little messy, because it works best if you do it with your hands.  Once well combined place into a loaf pan and pat down so it's pretty even.  Squirt a bit of ketchup on top and spread around with the back of a spoon.  Bake in your preheated oven for 30-45 minutes until it is browned.

I pretty much always make baked potatoes with meatloaf.  Just wash your whole russets and toss em in the oven about 20 minutes before your meatloaf.  Last night I opted for some frozen steam-in-bag broccoli, and it made for a super easy dinner. 

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