Mmmmmmmm Meatloaf!

The title of this blog post could be referring to:

…an album I listened to endlessly, ENDLESSLY back in the late 70’s (yes I am that old) in my parent’s living room, with the headphones on, memorizing every lyric and silently lip-synching so all anyone would hear is the smack smack smack of my mouth flapping open and closed to You Took the Words Right out of my Mouth and Bat out of Hell. It wasn’t until I started going to nightclubs that I learned that everyone seemed to know the lyrics to Paradise by the Dashboard Light after they had a few too many Coors Light. (Yes, it was cool back then to drink Coors Light).

But this is a food blog, not a nostalgia blog, so of course I am really referring to…

Who loves meatloaf?

*chirps of crickets*

Okay, okay, okay. My husband isn’t a fan. I was never really a fan. Until today. You see, I am unfurling like a dewy flower into a certain stage of womanhood and my hormones are all over the place as if let loose on a trampoline… on a trampoline shared with an angry bear and a taunting chimpanzee. When my friend Jenny mentioned she was eating meatloaf for lunch today, my hormones decided that …

TODAY YOU WILL EAT MEATLOAF OR THE WRATH OF YOUR HORMONES WILL BE WREAKED UPON ALL YOU SET EYES ON

This usually happens when I’m craving chocolate, but today it’s meatloaf. *shrugs*  And I have to give in to these cravings. For the safety of mankind you see.

Luckily, meatloaf ingredients are something that most people have in their kitchen cupboards already, or if not, it’s can easily be picked up at the store. The best part is, if you can’t remember the grocery list, just go to the soup aisle, and have a look at the back of the Lipton/Knorr Onion Soup Mix box. It has the recipe printed right there.

But since you are wondering, you will need:

onion soup mix (1 packet)
eggs (2, but I used 3 because I had one egg left over and didn’t want to leave him alone in the egg carton)
ketchup (1/2 cup)
dried breadcrumbs (1/2 cup)
ground beef (2 lbs)

Mix all together in a bowl, then put in a loaf pan, then put in a 350F oven for 1 hour, 10 minutes. Make mashed potatoes because really, mashed potatoes is the only thing that should accompany meatloaf. And something green if you must, but you’ll have to figure that out on  your own.

And since you are not eating here tonight, I can tell you that dried onion soup mix has a shelf life far longer than whatever is printed on the box. So as you stand there in the soup aisle taking up space and wondering if you should invest in the regular box of 2, or the big box of 4 packages of dried onion soup mix, and yet you just need the one packet to make meatloaf, just know that the soup packages will hold up quite well for the next four years for when you may have your next craving. I’m not saying this is right. I’m just saying.

 

9 Comments Add yours

  1. Nothing beats a cold meatloaf sandwich on white bread the day after you made the meatloaf. With Heinz ketchup and a big glass of milk. Mmmmm.

  2. Kim says:

    Lipton soup mix tossed with cubed potatoes, carrots, turnip, and olive oil then baked at 450 till crunchy…..mmm mmmm good! Trust me on this.

  3. Erin says:

    I am famous among my friends for my random meatloaves that are never quite the same from one time to the next. They come pounding on my door demanding meatloaf and won’t leave until their loaf lust is satisfied. It’s a humble creation with many devoted fans.

  4. Walsh Cooks says:

    I tried this DSWS, and it was yummy. Perfect snack for when I was up wandering the halls at 3 am! 🙂 Of course, I was puffy for two days afterwards for all the salt, but it was worth it.

  5. Walsh Cooks says:

    Sounds absolutely delicious Kim. I’m always roasting veg, but never thought of this! I’ll give it a try.

  6. Walsh Cooks says:

    Would love to hear what you put in some of your meatloaves Erin. I have a new appreciation for the food now, and would like to try something new! You can send direct if you like to walshcooks at gmail dot com

  7. Erin says:

    Hiya! I tried sending it to you, but it keeps bouncing back at me. 😦

  8. Lipton’s now makes a 25% reduced salt onion soup mix — FINALLY! I waited for years for them to sell that. I can’t stand to eat regular soup mix either — way too salty.

  9. Walsh Cooks says:

    You are sending it to my gmail account? Hm. First, thanks for trying! I’ll give this a think if there is another (safe) way to do this.

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