Meatloaf is another word that gets an eye roll our grunt in our house. However, this is a recipe my mother gave me and I love. I however, love meatloaf. Doug of course thinks meatloaf is too "tangy". I swear, it's always something! This is a meal that Doug will eat though, the kids eat up and I enjoy. Hopefully if Doug actually looks at this he will not see the one ingredient that perhaps will stop him from eating this ever again. Bread crumbs, egg, minced onion, ground beef, and there it is...tomato juice. Only uses a 1/2 cup, but still I am surprised Doug doesn't complain about the taste. But now that the secret is out, time will tell if I can still put this on the dinner table.
Starts out with the same method as traditional meatloaf would. Throw all those ingredients in a bowl and mix together with your hands and then shape into hamburger patties.
Place in a skillet. Brown the hamburger patty on both sides. About 3-5 minutes on each side. Mix together 1 cup of water with a package of brown gravy mix.
Pour gravy and water mixture over the hamburger patties, simmer and cover for 10 minutes. The gravy will thicken and the hamburgers will finish cooking.
The meat also soaks up some of the gravy adding some more flavor into the meat. I place the patty on a plate and top with a little of the gravy and dinner is served!
Hamburger Meatloaf Patties
1 lb. ground beef
1/2 cup bread crumbs
1 TBLS minced onion
1/2 cup tomato juice
Mix ingredients and form into patties. Brown in skillet.
Mix together a package of brown gravy and 1 cup water and pour over patties, bring to a simmer and cover for 10 minutes.