3 pounds ground chuck
1 medium onion, chopped or minced
1 egg
¼ cup ketchup (3 or 4 big squirts)
¼ cup milk
½ sleeve of  saltines (about 15-20), crunched
1 dash pepper
¼ cup parsley flakes (optional)


1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C).
2. In a large bowl, combine the your hands, beef, onion, egg, ketchup, milk, pepper, parsley flakes and cracker crumbs. Season with pepper to taste and place in a lightly greased large loaf pan, OR press into a * round jello ring form and turn out loaf on a lightly greased 9×13 inch baking dish.
3. Bake at 350 degrees F (175 degrees C) for 1 hour.

*After cooking: carefully drain off excess fat, turnout meatloaf on a decorative platter, and fill the center with mashed potatoes. Garnish the top with Ketchup, Chives and/or Parsley, whatever your family may like.

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