In our family we call this Meat Love, not Meat Loaf! That's because when Vince was about 3 years old he asked me one day if we could have Meat Love again for dinner! It took me a few seconds to figure what he was talking about! Ever since then Meat Loaf has been affectionately called Meat Love in our home!
To me, this is the ultimate comfort food-- meat love, roasted-garlic mashed potatoes with chives and roasted brussel sprouts!!! This is the meal I chose as my final meal on Sunday night right before I started Weight Watchers on Monday morning! There won't be any meat love and mashed potatoes for awhile but at least I can still eat brussel sprouts! (Actually, I can still eat meat loaf and potatoes on WW, just not very much).
My (very simple, but good) Meat Love recipe:
2 lbs ground beef (or a equal combination of beef, pork, & veal)
1/2 cup fresh bread crumbs
1/2 cup milk
1 teaspoon salt
fresh ground black pepper
1 finely diced onion
2 slices of bacon
Preheat oven to 350. Butter loaf pan. Mix all ingredients together (use your hands) except for the bacon. Place meat mixture in loaf pan and lay slices of bacon on top. Bake for 45-60 minutes. Remove from pan and place on serving dish. Serve with ketchup!