Hot mess meatloaf like a boss


1lb lean ground beef

1/2 packet of onion soup mix

1/2 cup Italian bread crumbs

1 egg

1tsp Worcestershire sauce (lovingly referred to as war-chester-sher-sher-shire sauce in my house)

*When I want any leftovers I make 2lbs, today I’m making 1 because we had a late lunch and it will be a light dinner. In the event that I want 2lbs, I double everything except the onion soup mix. I don’t really know why, but it’s just too over powering and salty even with more meat in the mix. Totally a personal preference! This is a recipe that I was given to try when I was desperate for a meatloaf recipe that actually TASTED good (I was using the McCormick meatloaf packets…their hideous)

Preheat over to 375.

Combine everything and knead together until you have a well mixed little gross looking meatloaf.

I don’t like a ton of ketchup on top, so I squirt a little and then spread it across the top.

Place in a little pan. I don’t have a loaf pan so I use what I have, but I need to get one. There have literally been a hundred times I’ve needed one and was sad that I didn’t have one. So I need to buy one.

Now, this sounds weird but DO IT.

I add a cup of water into the pan. It just makes everything stay really moist! Most of it evaporates, but what is left behind I usually pour into my gravy 😍 (because what is meatloaf without mashed taters and gravy??)

There’s my nasty looking little raw loaf in my sad little old pan 💛 I freaking love that pan.

Now, go get the wine you bought while you were at Walmart! 😘🍾 it’s been a long day with a teething baby. You deserve this.

Where the f@$k is my wine???

Search  desperately through food.

Bark at husband about how your wine is missing and HE brought in the groceries!!!

Go outside and check the stupid truck.

Find hot wine still in Walmart bag in backseat, left behind like a discarded lover.

Grumble all the way inside about how your wine isn’t even cold and you NEVER drink and this was supposed to have already been done.

Fix the problem because you are amazing and everything is going to be ok.

Take a moment to appreciate that despite having every possible toy and loud thingy your baby could ever want, he has found the entertainment center to be the most gratifying 😂 also, look at how good he moves around!! He’s a genius 💛

Here is my finished meatloaf 🙂 I think meatloaf looks gross, but I can tell you that this recipe he DELCIOUS. My kids love it and honestly that is all that matters.


I start cooking my sides about 5-10 minutes before the meatloaf is done so they are usually still cooking while the meatloaf cools a little.

Now, pour yourself some wine like the classy individual you are.


And watch your daughter throw a fit because there is asparagus on her plate.



11 thoughts on “Hot mess meatloaf like a boss

  1. I love how simple this is! I like to add super chopped carrot so I sneak something in there the kids don’t even know. I’ve never used onion soup in mine tho so I will be trying this one. I’m with you on the meatloaf looks gross but tastes amazing!! Haha


  2. I like to add chopped carrots and zucchini to mine but I’m definitely going to try onion soup next time! Save me adding all those extra ingredients. And I agree, meatloaf is ugly. But so good!

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