Tim's Meatloaf

(Tim Scouten)

Note:  Make extra meatloaf mix and add Parmesan cheese to make great meatballs.

1 1/2 pounds ground chuck
1 1/2 pounds ground round
1 teaspoon garlic powder
1 Tablespoon Worcestershire Sauce
2 large eggs
3 tablespoons dried minced onion
1 1/2 cups seasoned Italian bread crumbs
Ketchup or chili sauce for topping

Preheat oven to 350 degrees.  Mix all ingredients except ketchup/chili sauce together with your hands.  Place in a baking dish (glass, Pyrex etc. not metal, as meatloaf tends to burn around the edges and gets too hard in a metal dish).  Pack meat into pan, shaping a nice loaf shape, leaving 1/2-inch lip between meatloaf mixture and top of pan.  Cover with ketchup or chili sauce and tent with tinfoil (make sure foil does not touch loaf or it will stick to the top).  Place pan in middle of foil covered cookie sheet to catch spills.  Place in oven and bake for one hour.  Remove to safe surface, slide a spatula under each end of the mixture to drain grease, let sit for 5 minutes.  Pour off grease, place loaf pan back in oven and cook for 15 more minutes without foil on top.  Remove and let rest covered with old foil to stay hot until you cut it.