• 1 pound lean ground beef
  • 2/3 cup milk
  • 1/2 cup cracker crumbs unmeasured homemade bread crumb
  • 1/4 cup ketchup
  • 1/2 cup finely chopped onion unmeasured dry minced onion
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1/8 teaspoon black pepper
  • 1 egg, beaten

I tried making meatloaf tonight based on this recipe, although I used the rest of my homemade bread instead of cracker crumbs, dried onion instead of fresh, and I added some Worcestershire suace and Cayenne. It wound up more moist than expected, but I was able to shape it.

I hand-shaped the loaf, and baked it on my broiler pan. I guessed it to be done about 45 minutes later, then remembered I had an instant-read thermometer, so I pulled the loaf out of the oven, and it was in the high 150's, so I figured it's done.

I'm not really sure how good it is objectively, but I like it.