My mom's meatloaf was legendary. There was always too much to finish for dinner which meant meatloaf sandwiches for lunch the next day! Hooray!
I follow my mom's recipe which is basically a list of ingredients and you use the quantities to taste and depending on how much mince meat you use.
I get my ingredients out ready and assemble in a large bowl.
I start with lean mince beef. Today I used about 1/2 lb to which I added two eggs, one onion finely choped, 4-5 mushrooms sliced, one tin of plum tomatoes, worcestershire sauce, tomato puree, dried oregano, salt&pepper, a good handful of porridge oats and a few drops of Tobasco sauce (the smoked chipotle variety).
When it is all mixed up thoroughly put into a loaf tin.
I lay slices of streaky bacon on top, tucking the edged in slightly and place on a baking sheet in a pre-heated oven (180o) and bake for about 30-45 minutes depending on the size.
Tonight I served the meatloaf with boiled potatoes but mash or noodles work really well too. A bottle of Waitrose Beaujolais went down a treat tonight too.
My only regret is that it was so good that we ate it all and there was none left for sandwiches tomorrow!!!