I like to make a large meatloaf because the leftovers give you lots of delicious leftovers, such as a meatloaf sandwich. A second dinner can be meatloaf, mashed potatoes, brown gravy, and green beans. Lots of possibilities. I divide the meatloaf into 3 portions and freeze two. Ready for use without the cooking.


4 pounds of lean ground beef or turkey
1 large sweet onion finely diced
4 eggs (beaten)
2/3 cup ketchup
1 1/2 cups beef broth
3 cups Italian-flavored breadcrumbs
2`3 large baking potatoes cut into eighths


Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F.
Coat a large roasting pan with cooking spray. Set aside.
In a large bowl, combine the onion, breadcrumbs, eggs, ketchup, and broth. Mix until combined.
Add the ground beef. Mix well.
Form into a large oval loaf in the prepared baking dish.
Place the potatoes around the meatloaf.
Roast in the preheated oven for 2 hours or until an instant-read thermometer registers 160 degrees F.

Serve with a green vegetable, such as spinach.