Easy Meatloaf


It doesn’t matter what time of year it is Meatloaf is always an option. It is a flash back from our  childhoods because our mothers made it at least once a month. I never get tired of it. It’s just one of those “mix it up” and “throw it in the oven” dishes. Nothing fancy, just an American classic. Here is how I throw mine together ….


    • 1- 1/2 pounds of hamburg
    • 1/2 cup chopped onion
    • a clove of  garlic
    • 1 tbsp oil or 2 tbsp butter
    • 1 cup ketchup
    • 2 tsp Worcestershire sauce
    • 1 egg
    • 1/2 cup dry bread crumbs
    • little salt and pepper
    • little parsley
      ½ cup chopped celery
    • 1/2 cup chopped green bell pepper
    • 1/2 teaspoon of salt


  1. Preheat oven to 350*
  2. Saute onions and garlic in a pan with the oil/butter until onion is transparent.
  3. Put aside 1/2 cup of ketchup for the top.
  4. Mix all of the ingredients together in a large bowl with fingers making sure it gets thoroughly mixed.
  5. Pat and shape the mix into a small loaf and set inside a non-greased loaf pan.
  6. Cover the meatloaf with remaining 1/2 cup ketchup
  7. Place on middle rack in oven uncovered for 60 minutes.

This dish is great with mashed potatoes and green beans. Just like mom made 🙂


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