Poor meatloaf gets such a hard time. It seems like everyone knows that song from A Christmas Story: "Meatloaf beatloaf double uble eatloaf, I HATE meatloaf."
I know we used to sing it when my mom would tell us that's what's for dinner.
But a good meatloaf is so wonderful! If it makes you feel better just call it Pâté. Everything is better with its french name.
All you need is some ground beef. 1lb. Add a chopped onion, a chopped green pepper, 1 cup of breadcrumbs, an egg, salt/pepper, and ketchup. Lots and lots of ketchup. Or you can be fancier and try BBQ or Worcestershire. Or add brown sugar. Your call.
Pop that puppy in the oven at 350 for 40 minutes.
Top with more ketchup. Ya done. You can't get more retro than a lovely meatloaf.