“Yummy recipe from my friend's mother. Posted for safekeeping. Recipe amounts are somewhat flexible. The cooking time shown is for hamburgers. I don't have a specific baking time for the meatloaf, because I usually make this as hamburgers. A flatter meatloaf needs less baking time than a taller one.”
READY IN:
10mins
SERVES:
6-8
YIELD:
1 meatloaf
UNITS:
US

Ingredients Nutrition

  • 1 12-2 lbs ground beef (Angus 15% fat)
  • 12 cup onion, coarsely chopped (red or yellow onions)
  • 2 eggs
  • 14 cup chopped celery (or half celery and half carrot) (optional)
  • 13 cup ketchup (Trader Joe's organic)
  • 3 tablespoons ketchup (for top of meatloaf) (optional)
  • 12 cup breadcrumbs, any kind even if not very dry (try low-carb bread)
  • garlic salt, pepper

Directions

  1. For meatloaf:
  2. Mix everything together.
  3. Pat into an ungreased baking dish about 2” deep. (No greasing needed if meat used is 15% fat.) Pour additional dabs of ketchup on top.
  4. If using a loaf pan, make a groove along the top of the meat and pour ketchup into the groove.
  5. Bake at 350 degrees. A flatter meatloaf needs less baking time than a tall one.
  6. For hamburgers:
  7. Use just a bit of bread crumbs or eliminate entirely; pan broil.

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