Meatloaf always makes me think about the scene in Wedding Crashers when Will Ferrell is yelling to his mom. This is THE BEST meatloaf recipe.
1 tbsp. olive oil
1 yellow onion, chopped
2 celery stalks, finely chopped
1 garlic clove, minced
3 or 4 slices white bread
1/4 cup milk
1 lb. ground beef
1 lb. ground pork
8 oz. tomato sauce
1 egg, lightly beaten
Salt and freshly ground pepper, to taste
1/4 cup ketchup
Preheat oven to 350º F.
Warm the oil. When the oil is hot, add the onion, celery and garlic and sauté, about 5 minutes. Set aside.
Pulverize the bread into crumbs in a food processor. Combine the bread crumbs and milk, stir until blended and let stand for a few minutes.
Add the onion-celery mixture to the bread mixture and stir until blended. Add the meat, tomato sauce, egg, salt and pepper and fold together gently until blended. Transfer the mixture to a loaf pan and spread the ketchup evenly over the top.
Bake until a thermometer reads 165ºF, about 1 1/2 hours.