For just about forever (or for as long as I can remember) we have used the same meatloaf recipe. It came from my sister's childhood cookbook (and yes, I am the mean little sister who swiped it and kept if for herself ;0) ). It is fantastic and super easy. It even transitioned with us when I started using ground turkey instead of ground beef.
It is a staple recipe in this house and I just realized after all this time that it was never posted here. If I should ever lose this book, I'd be devastated since it's out of print and my favorite meatloaf recipe would be gone with it. So, without further ado, here it is!
1/2 cup tomato sauce (I use ketchup most of the time)
1 1/2 cups bread crumbs or cracker crumbs (I've used both of those, broken up herbed stuffing or even oatmeal in a pinch)
1/4 cup chopped onion (I just chop up half an onion and throw it in there...maybe the whole one if it's small)
2 pounds ground beef (as stated before, I use ground turkey)
2 teaspoons salt (sometimes I use garlic salt)
1/8 teaspoon pepper
1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
2. Break egg into a bowl, add tomato sauce and beat until fluffy.
3. Add bread crumbs, onion, meat, salt and pepper. Mix well with hands.
4. Place mixture in a lightly greased loaf pan and pat into shape.
5. Bake 1 hour and 15 minutes or until done (sometimes mine doesn't take that long).