I agree with the distinguished Evil One from Illinois! Show Me meat loaf is great!
I also agree with the her royal highness, the Queen of Meat Loaf. Don't let the meat sit in its own grease. You'll end up with a braised meatloaf. You can still use foil pans for ease of serving, but poke a few holes in the bottom to let the grease out.
Also, if you can't come up with the Show Me sauce, thie recipe below, from the BBQ Porch mailing list, is also great!
Ole Man Jim's Meat Loaf
Ingredients for Meatloaf
5 lb Ground chuck roast
2-1/2 lb Owens Sausage
2 lg Onions, minced
2 Bell peppers, minced
16 oz Italian seasoned bread crumbs
2 oz Cajun Bbq rub
2 ts Thyme
2 ts Sage
6 lg Eggs, beaten
1/4 c Danny's glaze*
1/4 c Sesame Oil
1/3 c Danny's glaze for topping
GLAZE (Danny's Glaze)
1 c Brown sugar
1/4 c Apple cider vinegar
1/4 c Yellow prepared mustard
Place brown sugar, vinegar and yellow mustard in a small pot and bring
to a simmer (Do not boil.)
Thoroughly hand mix first eleven (11) ingredients and form into 2 equal
loaves. Place each loaf into a foil loaf pan and place both into a 275°F
pit for 2-1/2 hours. Remove from pit, brush tops with Danny's glaze and
return to pit for 15 more minutes.
Drain fat from loafs, slice and serve
this is the best meatloaf you will ever have, even people who hate
meatloaf love this.