This recipe is from Shannon's Food Blog, but I'm posting it here because it is the best meatloaf you will ever eat!
Throw in your food processor (or chop in small pieces by hand if you're so inclined):
2 garlic cloves
3 stalks fresh celery (the shorter kind...not the super-huge chemically altered kind)
1/2 large-ish onion
1 cup fresh parsley leaves
2 small carrots
a nice sized chunk of red and/or yellow bell pepper (you want about 1/2 cup minced)
1/4 cup of minced herbs: basil, oregano, thyme, sage (or you can use a dried Italian blend (1 heaping tablespoon)
Whirrrr until uniformly chopped to bits. Dump into a bowl along with:
1/2 cup rolled oats
1/2 cup ketchup or barbecue sauce (whichever is your meatloaf preference)
1/2 tsp salt
1/2 tsp red or black pepper
1/2-1 tsp dried cumin
2 pounds ground beef, buffalo, venison, etc
Squish it all up with your hands until combined. Form into a loaf in a 9 x 13 pan and top with more ketchup or barbecue sauce. Bake at 350 for an hour or until you're sure it's done.
How is that for a haphazard recipe?! Meatloaf is one of those things that is much better the second time around. This freezes awesome.