One of the great comfort foods all over the country. I orginally used the recipe right off the Quaker Oats box, then started adding in whatever I liked at the time... Lots of diced onions is a must, then any seasonings you particular like. A number of years ago my SIL convinced me to add thinly sliced potatoes on the bottom of the meat loaf. Half way through baking, I drain the meat loaf to get rid of some of the fat from the ground beef.
In the last ten minutes of baking I mix together brown sugar and catsup for a sauce to top off the meatloaf. This gives it a little sweet taste which I think adds the perfect touch. Together with a small salad and some home grown sweet corn and you have a complete comfy meal for these dark cold winter days.
Then best part of this meal - if there is any left, it tastes just as good or better the next day!