We are a commune of inquiring, skeptical, politically centrist, capitalist, anglophile, traditionalist New England Yankee humans, humanoids, and animals with many interests beyond and above politics. Each of us has had a high-school education (or GED), but all had ADD so didn't pay attention very well, especially the dogs. Each one of us does "try my best to be just like I am," and none of us enjoys working for others, including for Maggie, from whom we receive neither a nickel nor a dime. Freedom from nags, cranks, government, do-gooders, control-freaks and idiots is all that we ask for.
We have tried dozens of meatloaf recipes over the years, some complex and some not. We have settled on our favorite, which is also the simplest.
This ought to make 2 loaves:
3/4 lb. ground chuck 3/4 lb. ground veal 1 egg 2 tbsp. ketchup 1 large finely chopped onion 2 tbsp. brown sugar 1 or 2 tsp. ground mustard 1 cup unseasoned breadcrumbs 1 cup of milk Enough salt and pepper
Mix thoroughly with your hands. Put in meat loaf thing - do not pack or compress it - at 350 for an hour or so, when it has a good crust. Serve with mashed taters, and salad if you must. It's a damn good supper, but even better in a sandwich with mayo afterwards.
Have to try the chuck/veal mix; ours is just ground beef. But very similar except I use rolled oats in place of crumbs and soak them in the milk beforehand. Add sage and Worchestershire sauce for a bit more seasoning. Also mix the ketchup, mustard, and brown sugar as a topping, with a bit of nutmeg.
SWMBO also adds a li'l bit of Worcestershire Sauce to the mix. Your version reads like good eatin'. Try ketchup and horseradish on the meatloaf sammie instead of mayo (Queen Kenobe's go-to condiment), and use wheat bread. Both bring a heartiness that (ugh!) white bread just can't provide, and the horseradish kicks up the meatloaf based on how generous you might be. Favorites for decades!