Last night I made meatloaf for Paula and I. We had been eating turkey and other Thanksgiving foods for the past few days and it was time for something different. We had not enjoyed my mom’s meatloaf recipe in a long time and it just seemed like the right time. I had been thinking of my mother all weekend long, starting when our Karen-Burmese friends said that they missed her when they came over for Thanksgiving dinner.

This is really a terrific meatloaf recipe. It is also easy to make! If you want to make it for yourself, here are the ingredients that you will need:

  • 1 1/2 pounds of 93% lean ground beef
  • 4 ounces of tomato sauce
  • 1/2 finely chopped onion
  • 1 cup of Italian seasoned bread crumbs
  • 1 teaspoon of salt
  • 1 egg

Mix all of these ingredients together in a mixing bowl. The tomato sauce is an important ingredient because it helps to make the meatloaf stay moist while it is cooking. Shape the mixture into a loaf shape or fit it into a loaf pan. (Note: Since this makes enough for at least 4 people, I divided the mixture in half. I cooked half and froze the other half.) Cook at 375 degrees for about 60 minutes.

One of the best things about meatloaf is that you can enjoy it with any sides that you desire. We just heated up some of the leftover succotash and mashed potatoes from Thanksgiving but you could enjoy it with baked potatoes, pasta, green beans, peas, salad, or anything that you wish. It is one of those meals that just tastes good. We generally enjoy it in the winter when comfort foods tend to pop up more frequently on our dinner menus.