My family ate this for dinner countless times while I was growing up.  This recipe comes from my mom's "Red Checked Cookbook", the Better Homes and Gardens New Cookbook.  It was likely a 1970's edition.  This is a simple meatloaf, but it's long been my family's favorite.  We always baked potatoes along-side the meatloaf.

1 can chopped mushrooms
milk
1 egg
1 1/2 teaspoon Worchestershire Sauce
1 teaspoon salt
1/2 teaspoon dry mustard
1/2 teaspoon ground pepper
1 1/2 cups soft bread crumbs
1 1/2 pounds lean ground beef
2 tablespoons catsup

Drain the mushroooms, reserving the liquid.  Add enough milk to the liquid to make 1/2 cup.  Combine the liquid, egg, Worchestershire sauce, seasonings and bread crumbs.  Let stand for 5 minutes.  Add beef and mix gently.  Add chopped mushrooms.  Shape into a loaf and place in a 13" x 9" baking dish.  Bake at 350 degrees for 45 minutes.  Top with catsup and bake 15 minutes longer. 

Let rest before slicing.  Makes excellent meatloaf sandwiches.



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