1.5 – 2.0 lbs of Ground beef and pork
1 – 2 diced small slices of wheat bread (I use the ends since no one wants to eat them)
1 – 2 eggs
1.5 tblsp grey poupon mustard
3 squirts of Lea and Perrins Worstershire sauce
.75 – 1.25 cup of tomato sauce/ marinara/ or bar-b-que (whichever works for you)
2 tblsp diced fresh parsley
3 tblsp diced onions
Salt, pepper and garlic powder to taste
Put all the ingredients, except the meat, in a large bowl and stir until you have consistency of a very thick pancake mix. (Add some liquid in the form of sauce or eggs to get there.
Once all is blended, add the meat and incorporate the mixture into the meat until well blended and loose. Put mixture into an oiled loaf pan and bake for 1 to 1.5 hours in a 375 degree oven.
It is unbelievable how easy and yet very tasty this dish is.
Oh, one more thing.
I have given up trying to make a good gravy from what is in the loaf pan.
Here is a great gravy that is really easy.
3 thick slices of Vidalia onions coarse chopped
.25 - .5 red pepper coarse chopped
A good handful of baby Bella mushrooms (about 8 -10) chunked.
In a frying pan add some butter or smart balance, and some olive oil and heat through, add all the veggies and sauté over high heat until browned and slightly softened, when semi cooked add a jar of Heinz Home Style rich gravy (or beef or pork gravy) when heated through this can be spooned over the meat loaf and be wonderful.