This is my favorite traditional meatloaf recipe. I have to admit, I haven't tried hoards of meatloaf recipes. The few I've tried I didn't care much for, so I've stuck with this same recipe for years. If you love ketchup and brown sugar on top of your meatloaf, then this probably isn't the recipe for you. There is no special kick to it, but it's moist, flavorful and the kids all love it AND it's super easy!
1 envelope lipton onion soup mix
2 lbs. ground beef
3/4 cup plain dry bread crumbs
3/4 cup water
1/2 cup ketchup
Preheat oven to 350. Combine all ingredients in a large bowl. Shape into loaf in 13x9 inch baking or roasting pan. Bake uncovered 1 hour or until done. Let stand 10 minutes. Serves 8.