When I was young my mom used to make us meatloaf patties and I loved them! I thought they were a huge treat. It wasn’t until years later I realized her main goal was to stretch a buck. With a tight budget and six kids to feed, full on beef hamburgers were rarely an option. She made her share of regular meatloaf too but these are way faster to get on the dinner table and, I think, more delicious due to the lovely crust. These days I make them with ground turkey mainly because I prefer it, but this recipe works with ground beef as well (we never even heard of ground turkey growing up in the 70’s). I also make them a little smaller than she did because my girls love them that way.