Main Course: Gran’s Meatloaf


  • 1 tablespoon vegetable oil
  • 1 large onion, chopped
  • 3 garlic cloves, minced or ½ teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1 pound ground meat
  • ½ cup breadcrumbs or 1 bread slice torn into pieces
  • 1 egg
  • 1 teaspoon Worcestershire sauce or soy sauce
  • 3 tablespoons ketchup

Directions for Preparation

  1. Preheat oven to 350 ̊F.
  2. Add the oil to a frying pan.
  3. Cook the onion and garlic in the pan for 5 minutes, stirring occasionally.
  4. Place the onion mixture into a large bowl and cool 5 minutes.
  5. Into the large bowl, mix together the rest of the ingredients except the ketchup.
  6. Press the meat mixture into an 8x4 - inch loaf pan or shape into a loaf on a cookie sheet.
  7. Spread the ketchup on top.
  8. Bake for 50-55 minutes. The internal temperature should reach at least 165 ̊F degrees. 
  9. Remove from oven. Let sit for 5 minutes before slicing and serving.

This is a Sunday favorite. Double the recipe to have meatloaf sandwiches for lunch the next day. Serve with half a plate of your favorite vegetables and ¼ plate of potato or corn.

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