Preheat oven to 425 degrees, placing rack on lowest level in
Grease a glass loaf pan with cooking spray or olive oil on a
You'll need a large mixing bowl (not plastic it will stain with the
tomato paste), preferrably glass or metal. Mix the ingredients
together one at a time using your hands to squish it all
together. After all ingredients are mixed together, mound it
into sort of a ball and put it in the loaf pan, being sure to
squeeze it down to get rid of any air bubbles. Smooth out the
top pressing the edges down so there is a mound in the
middle and room for the liquid to go down the sides.
Get out some aluminum foil and make a tent over the pan,
making sure the tent isn't touching the top of the meatloaf, but
is sealed on the sides. Place it into the oven on a cookie
sheet with raised edges to catch the liquid overflow.
Bake for 50 minutes tented, then remove the foil, drain some
of the liquid off into the tomato paste can, and put it back into
the oven without the foil for another 25 minutes.
Remove it from the oven and cut down the middle to make
sure the center is cooked all the way through. If not, put it
back in for 10 more minutes, tops. It should be done.
Let stand to cool for about 10 minutes before serving or it will
fall apart! Top it off with brown gravy or Catsup, which ever
your family prefers.