I used a lot of potatoes here, but that’s just me.

I never met a meatloaf I didn’t like, and Shar has simplified this one to the point where even I can successfully get it to the table. Delicious. And, in the unlikely event that you’d have any left over, it makes the best sandwich you’ll ever take to lunch. Just add a little mustard and two slices of bread.


  • 1 1/2 lbs. Hamburger
  • 1/2 medium Onion
  • 3/4 Cup Breadcrumbs
  • 1/2 teaspoon Thyme***
  • 2 Tablespoons Ketchup
  • 1/3 cup of Ketchup for topping
  • 1 Egg
  • salt and pepper to taste
  • Onion soup mix, half package
  • 4-5 potatoes peeled and quartered
  • 1 package small carrots


Break the egg into a large bowl and mix in the 1/2 package of onion soup mix. Stir in the chopped onion, thyme, salt and pepper, and ketchup.  Break hamburger into small chunks and mix by hand with the onion mixture.  Add bread crumbs and knead just until mixed evenly and holding together. Do not over work the meatloaf.

Form into a loaf in baking pan and pour 1/3 cup of ketchup over top. Add potatoes and carrots around meatloaf. Bake at 350 degrees for one hour or until potatoes and carrots can be pierced with a fork.

***Shar says the Thyme is her secret ingredient, and I am forbidden to include it here. I just didn’t feel good about leaving such an important ingredient out. Don’t tell.

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