Sunday, February 23, 2014

All American Meatloaf

This recipe is what I call Today's Food in our Family Cookbook. Mom was given this recipe by a friend when I was grown and sharing a house with dear sister. It quickly became a go to recipe for me. The original recipe called for ground chuck and whole milk. I always use lean beef and low fat milk. It is still deliciously moist without all the fat. Today I experimented a little. I made half the recipe and added a few tablespoons of finely diced green bell pepper. It worked well as an individual meatloaf, but I don't think the peppers added much. The recipe is great as is. I have been serving it with Microwave Garlic Mashed Cauliflower and sometimes green beans. Such a delicious meal, pure comfort food.

All American Meatloaf
Serves 6 to 8


2 lbs lean ground beef (93% lean)
3/4 cup uncooked quick cooking oats
1 small/medium onion, finely chopped
1/2 cup ketchup
1/4 cup 2% milk
2 large eggs, lightly beaten
1 teaspoon salt
1/2 teaspoon pepper

1/2 cup ketchup
2 tsp. prepared mustard
1-1/2 Tbsp. brown sugar


Preheat oven to 350 degrees.

Combine meat, oatmeal, onion, egg, 1/2 cup ketchup, milk, salt and pepper in large bowl; shape into 2 loaves in 9” x 9” pan. Bake at 350 for 40 minutes. Combine topping ingredients and spoon over meat loaf, bake 15 more minutes. Let stand a few minutes before slicing.

Note: Oven temperatures vary, so cut meatloaf in half to check for doneness. If necessary place back in the oven and cook until done.

Linking to:
Ms. enPlace: See Ya in the Gumbo
This Gal Cooks: Marvelous Mondays Link Party
The Chicken Chick: Clever Chicks Blog Hop
Jam Hands: Recipe Sharing Monday
The Tumbleweed Contessa: What'd You Do This Weekend
Buns In My Oven: What's Cookin' Wednesday
Miz Helen's Country Cottage: Full Plate Thursday
My Turn for Us: Freedom Friday with All My Bloggy Friends


  1. Dropping in from Michelle's See Ya in the Gumbo.

  2. Your meatloaf looks just wonderful! I love meatloaf, it's one of my favorite comfort foods, I wish my husband loved it as much so I could make it more often!!! This is making me hungry for some!!!!

  3. There is nothing like a great meatloaf and your recipe looks delicious. Thank you so much for sharing this awesome post with Full Plate Thursday and have a great weekend!
    Come Back Soon!
    Miz Helen

  4. There is nothing better than meatloaf and mashed potatoes. Reminds me of my childhood. I got to choose my favorite meal for my birthday and that was it. Thanks for the memory and linking to What'd You Do This Weekend.



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