Does there exist a better comfort food? I think not.
Whether you like it topped with ketchup or doused in gravy, meatloaf is like a big ol’ hug for the soul. And as my niece once informed me, perhaps the best part of making meatloaf is eating the leftover meatloaf sandwiches.
Also, it’s hard to argue with a recipe this easy.
Start by preheating your oven to 350 degrees.
In a large bowl, mix together:
- 2 cups unseasoned breadcrumbs
- 1 onion, finely chopped
- 2 eggs
- 2 pounds meatloaf mix (ground beef, veal and pork)
- 4 Tbsp. Worcestershire sauce
- 2 Tbsp. red wine vinegar
- 1 1/2 tsp. ground mustard
- 1 1/2 tsp. salt
- freshly ground black pepper to taste
- 3/4 c. milk
Wash your hands thoroughly, then get to mixing the above ingredients with them. You’ll probably find yourself up to your elbows but the whole process only takes a minute. Keep a special eye on the eggs and breadcrumbs — they’re usually the last to incorporate.
Once your meat mix is all mashed together, transfer it into a loaf pan and bake for one hour (if you choose to use all beef instead of the mix, it only needs to bake for 45 minutes).
If you like a ketchup glaze, whisk together 1/2 cup ketchup with about 2 Tbsp. of Worcestershire sauce and top the loaf with five minutes of cooking time remaining.
Serve with mashed potatoes (of course) and enjoy your leftovers!