Monday, October 11, 2010

Classic Meatloaf

Check out the past Cooking for One posts if you missed any of them. Marie Claire continues with more great ideas for cooking with a classic recipe for meatloaf.

Classic Meatloaf
2 pounds ground beef
1/2 medium onion, grated
1/2 teaspoon thyme
3/4 cup ketchup, divided
1/2 cup dried breadcrumbs
1 large egg, lightly beaten
1/2 teaspoon salt
1/4 teaspoon black pepper

Preheat oven to 400 F.

In a large bowl, combine beef, onion, thyme, 1/2 cup ketchup, breadcrumbs, egg, salt, and pepper. Using your hands, gently mix until all the ingredients are combined.

Place meat mixture onto a baking sheet lined with parchment paper or aluminum foil. Shape the meat into a loaf about 9 inches long and 4 inches wide. Top with remaining π cup ketchup. Bake 45-50 minutes. Let stand 10 minutes before slicing.