If you’re looking for a fancy, gourmet meatloaf, you’ll need to keep on a-googling. This is the meatloaf my mom made back in the day. The kind with just one kind of meat. The kind with lots of onions. The kind with a stripe of catsup baked right in. The kind served with catsup (not pan sauce). The kind that’s uber-super-extra yummy cold the next day as a sandwich. Still with me? May I present to you the meatloaf that is comfort food to me:
If you always have ground beef and onions in the house, you probably have the rest.
- 2 lbs ground beef
- 3-4 handfuls old fashioned rolled oats
- 1 small onion, chopped
- 2 eggs
- salt and pepper to taste
Preheat oven to 350F.
Place all ingredients except catsup in a bowl.
Remove any bling you wear on your fingers and mix using your hands just until combined. Move the mixture to a loaf pan, pressing to shape your loaf. Using the pinky-finger side of your hand, form a little furrow lengthwise down the center. Fill the furrow with catsup.
Bake for 1 hour. Remove from pan and place on a cutting board.
Cut into slices, serve with potatoes and a vegetable and there ya go. Midwest comfort food from back in the day. I turned fingerling potatoes into Mom’s salt potatoes. The darker potatoes sparkle with the perfect amount of crystallized salt. Nice combo with the meatloaf.
Just like Mom used to make. Yummy. ❤