1 1/2 pounds ground beef
1 2 ounce envelope onion soup mix
1 cup shredded Italian cheese blend
1 1/2 cups saltines (about 4 ounces), finely ground
1/3 cup water
1/2 cup barbeque sauce
Heat oven to 400 degrees.
In a large bowl, combine the beef, soup mix, cheese, eggs, and saltines.
Add the water and combine.
Transfer the meat mixture to a baking dish and form it into a 9 inch loaf.
Bake until cooked through, about 40 minutes.
If using barbeque sauce, remove the meat loaf from the oven after 25 minutes and pour the sauce over the top.
Return to oven for about 15 minutes more.
Makes 4 servings
Real Simple magazine April 2006