I call this “My Mom’s Meatloaf” because that’s just what it is… my mom’s homegrown recipe. I grew up eating this simple and comforting dish on a weekly basis. It was a meal that my siblings and I all enjoyed and a dish that our mom could put together quickly after a long day at the office. I like to serve it with fresh green beans sautéed with shallots (recipe to follow) and garlic mashed potatoes. I have to laugh because the kids in our neighborhood today love this dish so much they ask me to make it on their birthdays. Who would have thought…. teenagers requesting meatloaf, go figure!
1 envelope Lipton Beefy Onion dry soup mix
2 eggs, beaten
2 pounds ground beef or turkey (I sometimes use one of each)
1 cup Trader Joe’s catsup (my favorite)
2 cups soft bread crumbs
1/2 cup warm water
Break eggs into a large bowl; beat lightly. Stir in 1/2 cup of the catsup, warm water and soup mix. Add ground meat and breadcrumbs and mix well. Pack into a loaf pan and bake at 350 degrees for 45 minutes. Take it out of the oven and spread the remaining 1/2 cup of catsup all over the top of the meatloaf and put back into the oven for 15 more minutes. Serves:6