I know everyone probably has a pretty standard meatloaf recipe they use and I think most meatloaf recipes are similar in that they're made from ground meat, bread or bread crumbs, egg, onion, some sort of ketchup type sauce - basic stuff. But I thought I'd share mine anyway as I also made another recipe card for Annie's cookbook too. It's a favorite - especially with my hubby and dad-in-law.
My book for Annie keeps clicking along! I keep compiling more recipes and not sure when I'll stop thought! Lol Seems we have many family favorite recipes.
So here is how I make our meatloaf:
Take the ingredients and blend together in a large bowl (with your hands of course - it's truly the only good way to do it - plus it's fun!) I like Italian bread crumbs as they add a lot of flavor so then I just add a bit of salt and pepper and that's it for seasoning. Easy! I also add milk in my recipe for extra moisture.
Now here's where I may differ from others. I don't like putting mine in a loaf pan. Even with lean ground beef I think it gets too greasy. I like to put it in a 9x13 and let the grease "well" to the bottom. I also take my large loaf and split it into 2 loaves. It cooks faster - plus then I have one for us and 1 for my in-laws.
Put the 2 loaves in a greased 9x13 and top with sauce.
Bake for an hour (sometimes it's done a little sooner due to 2 smaller loaves so check it at least 10 minutes before depending on your oven).