2.25 pounds of ground beef (or thereabouts)
1 envelop of onion soup mix
2 eggs (raw)
1 onion chopped
1/2-1 bell pepper chopped
1/4-1/2 cup of bread crumbs (optional)
Salt (go easy since the soup mix has salt too)
1 teaspoon black pepper
Ketchup for the top
Combine all ingredients EXCEPT the ketchup and mix in a bowl. When completely combined form into a loaf and place on rack of boiler with panunderneath to catch the grease as the meat loaf cooks. Place in pre-heated 350% oven (or thereabouts). After about 30 minutes of cookingadd the ketchup to the top (cover loaf completely). Cook 30-45 minutes longer or until done (which ever comes first). Serve with mashed potatoes and sweet green peas! Use left over meatloaf for excellent sandwiches.
Alternative: you can also cook in a loaf pan but you will have to drain the drippings periodically so as to avoid a mess in your oven.