Oh meatloaf. Your name is not fancy, you’re a bit ugly. You have a bad reputation, but trust me– you are so delicious.
I love rooting for the underdog. Meatloaf is the underdog of the dinner world. I remember when my husband and I first started dating, I was raving about how good my mother’s meatloaf was. He wanted no part of it. He had never, in his entire life, had meatloaf. I converted him to the meatloaf fan club, once he had this recipe.
My mom made this all the time when I was growing up. It’s full on comfort food, it’s super tasty, and beyond easy to make. My kids love it! It’s even great as leftovers. I’ve brought this to new parents who have loved it! You can also make it ahead of time, maybe in the morning, and throw it in the oven for later or freezer for much later!
First, you’ll start off with Lipton Beefy Onion soup mix. Throw it in a bowl with a half a cup of water, and mix.
Then you’ll add the rest of your ingredients– a pound of ground beef, one egg, a cup of breadcrumbs, and a quarter cup of ketchup.
Mix it all really well with your hands and put it into a loaf pan.
Bake at 350 degrees for one hour.
** VARIATION: For a quicker cooking time, you can also do this in a muffin tin! Meatloaf muffins cut the cooking time in half!
I always serve it with mashed potatoes (real only- we don’t do fake mashed) and a salad.
Trust me, try this recipe. You will love it–it’s soooo good. (And trust me, it’s tough to take a nice picture of meatloaf!)
My Mom's Meatloaf
This is a classic, easy, and delicious meatloaf recipe!
- 1 lb hamburger
- 1/2 cup water
- 1 egg
- 1 envelope Lipton Beefy Onion Soup Mix
- 1 cup breadcrumbs
- 1/4 cup ketchup
Put dry onion mushroom mix in bowl.
Add water and mix.
Add all the rest of the ingredients and mix together with hands.
Form into loaf and put into pan.
Bake at 350 degrees for 1 hour.