Tuesday, September 2, 2008

Pa-Pa's Meatloaf

This is a Hansen family recipe that's been passed down through the generations! We also use this recipe for meatballs (Paul and Brian call them "Meatloaf Balls").

Pa-Pa's Meatloaf
1 lb. hamburger
1/4 c. butter or margarine**, melted
1 can Chicken with Rice soup
1 egg
1/2 medium onion, diced
2 c. Wheaties

**My meatloaf came out too greasy this time, so I called my dad and asked if he uses extra lean meat. He said no (he gets 85% lean), but that he doesn't usually add butter. So, we decided either you should not add butter or you should buy extra lean meat.

Break up hamburger in a bowl. Pour on melted butter and onion. Add egg, soup, and Wheaties. Mix with hands (get messy! squeeze it through your fingers! gross!). Shape into a loaf pan. Spread ketchup on top. Cook at 350 degrees for about an hour to an hour and a half (it will be pulling away from the edges of the pan and the meat will not be pink when it's done).

Edit: Meatball Directions
If you want to make meatballs, just mix all the ingredients together and form 1 1/2 in. balls. Place them on a cookie sheet and bake at 350 degrees for about 30 minutes. They will turn brown and you can cut into one to check and make sure it's cooked all the way through. One recipe makes quite a lot of meatballs. :)


Paula said...

Mmmmm, that looks good! We haven't had that in a while.

Diana Aiko Harris said...

Do you really add ketchup on top before you put it in the oven? And Wheaties as in the cereal? That's cool if it is!! Jeff loves eating Wheaties!!

Jennie said...

:) Yep (to both questions)! I used generic bran flakes because they were cheaper than Wheaties. But yeah, you just pour the cereal right on in there! And I really like ketchup with it, so I put more ketchup on top of mine after it comes out, too.