Simple, Scrumptious Meatloaf
Rule #228: Meatloaf isn’t sexy, but it is delicious.
I’ve wanted to post this recipe for YEARS, but I’ve never been able to snag a good photo. The pics you see are, sadly, the best I could get. They don’t do this homestyle, comforting, take-you-back-to-Mama’s-house recipe justice. I love this meatloaf because it’s simple, scrumptious, and doesn’t have any sauce on top. Now, no offense to you top-saucer-folks. Everyone does meatloaf differently. I just happen to love this version most of all!
My sister-in-law gave me this gem inside the recipe book my mother-in-law gave to me when Jon Boy and I got married. It’s been a family favorite ever since! My sister-in-law actually used to request this on her birthday because it was her favorite meal. I can’t blame her. It’s one of mine, too!
First, tear up 1 piece of white or wheat bread into tiny pieces into a 1 cup measuring cup.
Fill in the rest of the cup with plain breadcrumbs. Make sure to shake the crumbs a bit so they sift into the bread pieces.
Now, add the breadcrumbs + bread pieces to 1 beaten egg, a packet of Lipton Onion Soup Mix, 1/4 cup ketchup, and 1/2 cup water. Mix it all until combined.
Then throw in 1 – 1 1/2 lbs. ground sirloin (90/10). Your choice on the amount of meat! Combine well with your hands.
Spray a loaf pan with cooking spray so the deliciousness doesn’t stick. Form the meat into a loaf, pressing with your fingers to make an even layer. Bake at 350 for about 35-45 minutes (37 seems to always be the perfect time for my sister-in-law and for me).
Voila! Dinner is done. You can also freeze individual pieces or the whole thing in foil + a Ziploc. Thaw overnight in the fridge and heat up for dinner the next day! This is always a great thing to have on hand for busy weeks for us and the kiddos.
I hope you love this Simple Scrumptious Meatloaf as much as we do!
- 2 slices bread plain wheat or white*
- 1 cup plain breadcrumbs approximate
- 2 eggs lightly beaten
- 1 cup water
- ½ cup ketchup
- 1 package Lipton Onion Soup Mix
- 2 lbs. 90/10 ground sirloin
- Preheat oven to 350.
- Tear the bread into tiny pieces into a measuring cup. Sprinkle plain breadcrumbs on top of the breadcrumbs, gently shaking to sift the crumbs down into the cracks of the bread until you fill the cup. Pour into a large bowl.
- Add the egg, water, ketchup, and soup mix. Combine well with a fork. Add in the beef and mix with your hands until well combined.
- Spray a loaf pan with cooking spray. Press the beef mixture into the loaf pan, pressing gently with your fingers to form an even layer.
- Bake at 350 for 55 minutes to 1 hour, until cooked through.
- Let rest for at least 10 minutes before serving.
Nutritional information is provided as a courtesy only and should be construed as an estimate rather than a guarantee. Ingredients can vary, and Pineapple House Rules makes no guarantees to the accuracy of this information.