Approximately 1 pound of ground beef (I like really lean beef the best)
1 small onion, chopped
A few cloves of garlic (powdered and/or whole)
Season salt or some sort of meat seasoning
Crushed crackers, or oatmeal (dry), or dried bread crumbs, etc.
Place ground beef, eggs, chopped onion, minced garlic (and or powdered garlic), season salt--sprinkled generously, ketchup, Worcestershire sauce--poured generously, and maybe about 1/2 to 1 cup of crackers or oatmeal in a medium or large bowl. Mix. Place in casserole dish. You can put ketchup on the top as well or tomato sauce. Bake.
I baked it at 400° F for about 45 minutes (I'm guessing--I just waited for it to brown and then cut it open to make sure it was cooked through). Tastes great with ketchup on top--which is a hit if you have kids because frequently if you can put ketchup on it, it's a winning situation (at least with my kids).
I know, I should have taken a picture, but I did not have that much forethought. Sorry. Perhaps next time.
We served it with mashed potatoes and peas and some juice spiked with Sierra Mist. Most of my kids ate it and liked it and wanted some more. Also, you can cut up carrots, potatoes, celery and add a can of stewed tomatoes and put it around your meatloaf in the oven to achieve some meat-flavored vegetables (though, I have a hard time getting the veggies cooked to a softness that I like).
Another bonus--it makes tasty leftovers!
© Wendy 2013