I make a basic meatloaf.
2 pounds ground beef, 1/4 cup ketchup, diced onion, 1-2 eggs, some oatmeal to make it stick together. I usually make a large batch and freeze it raw in a Ziploc bag. I pull it out in the morning to thaw and cook for dinner.
Meatloaf takes entirely too long to cook in my opinion. How can one tell when it is done because it is so big and thick? Then when it is sliced it all crumbles to pieces anyway. And there is never enough ketchup glaze on top to suite anyone.
My solution? I separate the raw meat into 2 muffin tins, brush each with the glaze (or just squirt directly with ketchup) and bake at 350 for about 20 minutes. Done.
My mom saw me doing this tonight and laughed her head off. Doesn't everyone make meatloaf this way?
Ketchup glaze (It's so good you'll never use just ketchup again.)
1 cup ketchup
1/4 cup brown sugar
1/2 tsp dry mustard