Meatloaf Recipe – Comfort Food!

Just because we’re on our own, let’s not deny ourselves the pleasure of a “Mom-used-to-make” meal like meatloaf!  This is truly a hands-on recipe that does not take long and will provide enough good eating for a few days!

2 pounds ground beef
1/2 medium onion, grated
1/2 teaspoon thyme
3/4 cup ketchup, divided (1/2 cup, ¼ cup)
1/2 cup dried breadcrumbs
1 large egg, lightly beaten
1/2 teaspoon salt
1/4 teaspoon black pepper

Preheat oven to 400° F.

In a large bowl, combine beef, onion, thyme, 1/2 cup ketchup, breadcrumbs, egg, salt, and pepper. Using your hands, gently mix until all the ingredients are combined.

Place meat mixture onto a baking sheet lined with parchment paper or aluminum foil. Shape the meat into a loaf about 9 inches long and 4 inches wide. Top with remaining  ¼ cup ketchup. Bake 45-50 minutes. Let stand 10 minutes before slicing.

Meatloaf is a very individualized taste. Experiment with the seasoning amounts to your own preference.


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