This is one of my favorite hand-me down recipes from my mother. The ingredients are pantry staples so it is easy to make in a pinch. Copious amounts of ketchup and bacon make this meatloaf extra good! Served with macaroni and cheese and English peas was always our tradition.
1/3 c. Ketchup
1/4 c. finely chopped onion
1 c. 3 min oats or crushed saltine crackers
2 T. Worcestershire sauce
1 tsp. salt
1/2 tsp pepper
2 lbs. ground chuck
Mix first 7 ingredients. In large bowl, pour mixture over ground chuck. Use clean hands to combine all ingredients in a "loose" manner. Do not squish meat loaf through fingers--that will make it tough. When everything is combined, dump into a 9x13 pan and lightly press to all corners of the pan. Top with enough ketchup to completely cover the top of the meatloaf. Then place the bacon strips in a row on top of the ketchup. Bake uncovered at 350 for about an hour or until bacon is crisp.