I asked my family which one they would like and the unanimous vote was meatloaf. I will admit that my meatloaf is not anything fancy or different. It's a standard, everyday recipe by most meatloaf types. We like it and that is what counts and on weeks like this one, I don't have time to "create" new, I just need the old stand by that works. I am sure that you can relate to this. We all have our favorite recipes that just work and there is a lot of comfort in these recipes.
I did get fancy with the potatoes. Pinterest is always sharing this picture of these potatoes that are sliced very thin, sprinkled with salt, pepper and olive oil. I thought they looked fun and tried them out on the family. I don't think they were impressed and I probably won't do them again. You lose the fluffy baked potato texture and you get in return a cross between a chip (on the edges) and a sticky potato. It was cooked but the texture was funky. Of course, this is just my opinion.
1.5-2 pounds of a meat combination of : veal, beef and pork, ground
1/4 red onion, diced
1/4 green onion, sliced
1 tsp. garlic, minced
1 cup of uncooked oatmeal
1/2 cup ketchup
3-4 shakes of Worcestershire sauce
Top with more ketchup
I combine all of the above ingredients in a large bowl. I use a bread pan (mine is Pampered Chef stoneware) and shape the mixture so the top is rounded. I take the ketchup bottle and zig zag ketchup across the top. Bake at 350 for 1 hour or until done.
Written by Sherron Watson