Friday, May 9, 2008

Easy Peasy Meatloaf

This recipe is practically a cheat, and you'd think most people know about it.  But on the other hand, maybe they don't.

1 1/2 pounds lean ground beef
1/2 pound ground pork
1 packet of onion soup mix
1 egg
1 cup bread crumbs made by putting 2 or 3 slices of torn-up bread into the food processor
1/3 cup milk
a big squeeze of catsup, optional

Preheat the oven to 350 degrees.
Combine everything, using your hands.  Do not over-mix, as that makes for a tough meatloaf.
Put into a 9 x 5 loaf pan.
Bake for about an hour.

You can make gravy from this, but strain the liquids first, and skim off excess fat.
It is very good served with mashed potatoes and peas.  Or pair it with roasted vegetables - potatoes, carrots, onions, parsnips, etc.

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