Per my mission to create a smattering of basic recipes, I wanted to try my hand at meatloaf. In order to do that, I needed a good, tried and true recipe. I understand that meatloaf is one of those things that can’t go wrong (short of under or over cooking), but I felt that seeking some counsel on the matter would be wise.

Where else would I turn, but to my dear friend, Amanda? She shared her recipe, so I used that as my starting point. Of course, I didn’t have any of the spices required, so I branched out and did my own thing, following the basics of her recipe.

Here’s the gist:

  • 1 lb of burger
  • 1/2 cup ketchup
  • 2 eggs (beaten)
  • 1 cup panko bread crumbs

With the above 4 ingredients, add whatever seasonings you like. I used a seasoning blend and a couple of others that I grabbed out my cupboard. Really, you can’t go wrong here!

Mix it all up, drop it into a loaf pan, and drizzle ketchup on the top.

Bake at 350 degrees for 50-60 minutes.

Meatloaf just isn’t photogenic. Don’t hate.