RECIPE: Perfectly Simple Meatloaf

Maggie a perfect circle

UPDATE: This is a fav recipe from my Pre-Cancer Days. It would no longer fit within the new lifestyle.

We needed some comfort food for boxing day, the day that we lost Maggie (Jeff’s pup of over 14 years.) It was a sad day and the house felt quiet even with kids still high on the excitement of Christmas. So we filled the house with the smell of food and played Clue and did our best. She was a sweet girl dog that made this house feel like a home. It’s hard to be dogless.


Perfectly Simple Meatloaf
Recipe Type: Comfort Food
Cuisine: American
Author: Betsy Moyer
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Serves: 4-5 servings
  • 2 lb Ground Beef (30% Fat)
  • 1/2 Onion
  • 1 Green Pepper
  • 1 tsp Sea Salt
  • 1/4 tsp Fresh Ground Pepper
  • 4 tbsp Ketchup
  • 1/2 cup Croutons
  • 2 eggs
  • 2/3 cup of Whole Milk
  • Sauce – 4 tbsp Apple Cider Vinegar
  • Sauce – 1/2 cup Ketchup
  • Sauce – 4 tbsp Brown Sugar
  1. Preheat Oven to 350″
  2. Finely Chop up Onion and Green Pepper
  3. In a large bowl, mix all of the Meatloaf ingredients together
  4. Stuff the loaf into a 9×5 Loaf Pan, round the top
  5. Mix up one batch of the Sauce Ingredients and pour over the top (I like to poke little holes for some to sink into the loaf)
  6. Place in Oven at 350″ (Drip Pan below)
  7. Bake for 1 hour and 15 minutes
  8. Pour off fat, cut and serve with a little dollop from a second batch of sauce