The best meatloaf I have ever made and eaten (just finished leftovers this morning for breakfast):
1 small onion, diced
1C red bell pepper diced
1 clove garlic, minced
1-1/4lb ground beef
1-1/4C Italian bread crumbs
2oz grated parmesan cheese (not powdered Kraft, real grated)
1/2C plain yogurt
1 egg, beaten
8-14oz fresh squeaky cheese curds (more the better)
1tsp black pepper
In nonstick skillet, melt butter and saute onions, red pepper and garlic 5-6 minutes till soft. Remove from heat and set aside.
In Large bowl combine all ingredients, mix by hand (latex gloves recommended) till combined.
Distribute mixture into loaf pan(s). I use two smaller ones, could use one larger one.
Bake at 350F for 1 hour, drain fat and let sit for 5 minutes before cut and serve.
Note: Make sure the cheese curds against the pan wall get that carmelized crunch on the outer surface. Again, I add actually 12-14 oz of curds...makes me live up to my handle. This recipe is so easy and can handle a lot of modifications without negative effects. I sometimes add lot of green tobasco to the final product for a some zip. One of my favorites.