1 lb hamburg, 1 egg, 1/2 cup quick oats, salt, pepper, top w/ ketchup.
Bake 1 hr at 375. Rest 10 min. I made meatloaf last night, and I got to thinking →
[More:] ... about how I always made it with a variety of ingredients that required a lot of prep to work into the meat with a minimum of effort. Overworking the mix makes meatloaf tough.
So, there it is. The essence of meatloaf -- its defining elements and the minimum needed to make it tasty.
Your turn. Spaghetti? Stroganoff? Cookies?