Meatloaf was the first entree I learned to make. My mom was a bridge player and once a month she would leave the recipe and ingredients for meatloaf which I would stick in the oven after I got home from high school.
A pound of ground beef
Salt and pepper
Some crushed saltines
A medium onion, chopped
An egg, beaten
Mix, form a loaf and put in the oven at 350 degrees Farenheit. Bake for an hour.
An idiot could do it. While the meatloaf baked, I put on the topping.
1/3 cup ketchup
2 Tablespoons brown sugar
1 Tablespoon mustard
Mix and spread over meatloaf. Good! Good! Good! A million years later, it's still good, although I usually use bread soaked in milk or bread crumbs. Add some seasonings and beaucoup parsley. The original recipe still rocks. Especially the topping. Sometimes simple and easy rules the day. How cool is that?