Tonight was one of Anthony's favorite dinners. I use a recipe my brother tells me is the same as my Grandmother's, though I don't recall my grandmother making meatloaf. My brother has a memory for stuff like that. It's not fancy, it's not complicated. It doesn't involve bread crumbs, ketchup or milk. It is the way our family makes meatloaf.
1.5-2 pounds ground beef (we now use very lean, can use 1/2 ground pork if you like)
scant 1 cup oats
8 oz. tomato sauce
several dashes of Worcestershire sauce - probably a bit less than a 3/4 teaspoon
pinch of salt
dash of fresh ground pepper
then whatever you fancy for a kick, some garlic powder? A spice blend of your choice? About 1/2 t
mix together with hands (yeah, it's goopy), put in loaf pan and bake at 350 for about 1 hour 15 minutes
tonight we served it with homemade mashed potatoes and steamed broccoli and a big green salad
You can use barbecue sauce in place of part of the tomato sauce.
Also, Byron's been known to put curry in it when making cupcake-sized meatloaves. The kids used to love it when Daddy would make a variety of meatloves in muffin tins, some barbecue, some curry, some chili-spice, etc.