I only like meatloaf that I make myself or from one restaurant in Seattle.
And this has brought me some grief.
Some are too finely ground up. The kitchen has used a food processor. Some have weird additions like ketchup, and if the colour isn't brown that's a no no. A meatloaf at camp sent me running to the woods.
I use half pork and half beef. chopped onion, garlic Crackers soaked in milk. Egg Herbs de Province if I remember Salt and pepper.
Mix by hand - satisfyingly squishy Make a little patty and fry it up to check the flavour. Adjust if necessary.
Certain intrusions of mushrooms or peppers are moderately acceptable. Ketchup squiggled on top is also "".
Glob it together and bake, either in a meatloaf pan or just shaped as is.
Good for dinner but divine for sandwiches next day.