Old Fashioned Meatloaf

1 lb ground chuck


1 small onion, diced

1 egg

½ cup binder (dry oatmeal, wheaties, frosted flakes, corn flakes)

Salt to taste

Pepper to taste

¼ – ½ cup (depending on your tastes) Ketchup


Combine ingredient, except for ketchup in a large bowl.  My mom always mixed with her hands, so I do too!  Place the combined meat mixture into a loaf pan (I’m using muffin tins this time – something different.  I plan to freeze the remainder so that we have an easy meal in the future) or you can use any type of pan and form the meat mixture into a loaf.  Cover the top of the loaf with ketchup and place in an oven preheated to 350.  Bake for approximately 45 minutes to 1 hour.


We usually have mashed potatoes and cream style corn with this meal.

Ready for the oven

Completed Meal

DOs Spaghetti Sauce

2 – 8 oz cans tomato paste + 2 cans water

2 – 15 oz cans tomato sauce (or 1 – 29 oz can) + 2 cans water (or 1 can)

1 pkg Lipton Onion Soup mix

¼ c sugar

1 c ketchup

1 T Worcestershire

1 tsp Tabasco

Pinch of Oregano

Pinch of Garlic salt

Combine all ingredients and simmer on low all day.  As sauce cooks down add some water throughout the day and stir frequently.  Watch pot as it simmers as it will ‘pop’ and make a mess.  Ok to keep covered for the first part of cooking but remove lid for last hour or so to help sauce thicken a bit.  If adding meatballs or beef for meat sauce – brown meat and add about 1 hour before serving.