The secret is to form a free-standing loaf so that a large surface area is exposed. I’m not a big fan of ketchup on meat loaf, but you can certainly add up to 1/2 cup if you want.
Prep Time 20 minutes
Cook Time 45 minutes
Total Time 1 hour 5 minutes
- 1 pound ground beef I use 10% fat Ground Sirloin
- 1 large egg
- 3/4 cup bread crumbs Panko work best for me
- 1/4 cup milk
- 1 small onion finely chopped
- salt and pepper to taste
- ketchup to taste
- 1 cup water
- 2 tbsp flour
- 1 tsp beef boullion
- 1 tsp Gravy Master
- salt and pepper
preheat oven to 350 degrees.
saute onions in a little olive oil until translucent
in large bowl, combine all ingredients and mix until just combined, don't over work the mixture
form mixture into a loaf in a large roasting pan making sure that the loaf does not touch the sides
bake 45 minutes or until thermometer registers 155 in the center
transfer loaf to serving dish and cover with tin foil
To make gravy
pour out most of the grease, reserving drippings.
mix 2 tbsp cold water and flour (equal parts) together.
stir into pan with a little salt and pepper and beef bouillon.
add about 1 cup total water
add Gravy Master for color if desired