This simple meatloaf gets great reviews because it is a quick and easy choice for a family dinner. Ground chuck offers lots of flavor and is less expensive, but we chose lean ground beef because it has less fat. The best part is that this dish can be frozen.
1 1/2 pounds 85% lean ground beef
3/4 cup quick-cooking oatmeal
3/4 cup milk
1/4 cup chopped onion
1 large egg, lightly beaten
1 1/2 teaspoons salt
1/4 teaspoon pepper
1/3 cup ketchup
2 tablespoons brown sugar
1 tablespoon yellow mustard
How to Make It
Combine first 7 ingredients in a large bowl just until blended; place in a lightly greased 9- x 5-inch loaf pan.
Stir together ketchup, brown sugar, and yellow mustard; pour evenly over meatloaf.
Bake at 350° for 1 hour. Remove from oven; let stand 5 minutes, and remove from pan before slicing.
Note: Wrap meatloaf in plastic wrap and aluminum foil, and freeze up to 1 month. Thaw in refrigerator overnight.
Good solid recipe, but can make it more healthful and five star with just 5 simple changes.
1. Instead of just ground beef, use 1/2lb. ground: beef, pork and veal. Totaling 1 1/2 lbs. of meat
2. Add 1/2 tbsp. paprika, basil and thyme
3. Replace ketchup with 1/3 cup tomato sauce mixed with a can of drained diced tomtoes mixed
4. Replace yellow mustard with stone ground mustard
5. To make the top less sweet, we half the brown sugar
This is one of our favorite recipes. Oatmeal is so much more flavorful and texture pleasing than bread, or bread crumbs. Also, more healthful.
LOVE THIS! I made terrible meatloaf until I tried this recipe but this makes a wonderful meatloaf without changing one thing. I really, really loved the topping! Who would think ketchup, mustard and brown sugar could taste sooooooo good!
I absolutely love this recipe! We've had a family meatloaf recipe I've followed for years. Thought I would try something new and fell in love with it! The oatmeal and milk make it so moist. And the topping is just right for my boys..a little bit of sweet. I usually add a package of dry onion soup mix to give a bit more flavor;you can add your own spices at will.
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