This is sort of the recipe my wife found. It is the ingredients from the recipe but played with a little differently. I made the changes because over the years from making meatballs I found it works better. The way I look at it a meatloaf is just a giant meatball.
All the ingredients work extremely well with each other especially the caramelized onions. Since I am a cheese lover the swiss cheese I already knew worked well with the caramelized onions. I have made a number of grilled cheese sandwiches with those two ingredients. Meatloaf is a very simple things to make as long as you don’t mind getting your hands dirty. It has been a few years since I last made meatloaf so was happy my wife suggested it.
Was this a good meatloaf, yes I was impressed with it and I will make it again. I made extra caramelized onions because I made a gravy for the mashed potatoes. Will give the quantities for the meatloaf but just make a little more of the onions and you have a great gravy.
1 and 1/2 pounds ground beef
2 medium onions sliced (you want slices that are about 1 inch long and 1/8 inch wide)
2 tablespoons butter
5 cloves garlic minced
1/3 cup bread crumbs
1/3 cup half and half cream
1 tablespoon Worcestershire sauce
1 teaspoon mustard powder
1/2 teaspoon thyme
1 cup grated swiss cheese
salt and pepper to taste (I used a teaspoon of each)
Preheat a frying pan with the butter on medium low heat. Add the onions, garlic, salt and pepper. Cook for about a half hour stirring often until onions are caramelized, set aside to cool.
In a large bowl beat the eggs. Add cream, Worcestershire sauce, mustard powder, and thyme. Beat to blend and then stir in bread crumbs and set aside for at least a half hour
When onions are at room temperature mix half of them into the bread crumb mixture. Add the ground beef to the bowl and mix well to combine everything. Place meat in a loaf pan and bake in a preheated oven for 1 hour. After 40 minutes spread remaining onions on top of the meatloaf and then top with the swiss cheese. When the hour is up remove from the oven and rest for ten minutes before slicing.