Prep 10 mins
Cook 40 mins
This is actually a recipe of my grandmother's that I have sized down. Her recipe feeds about a dozen people, but now that I am living on my own, the recipe makes way more food than is necessary for the amount of people I need to serve. So I tried sizing it down, and it worked, because there wasn't anything left for leftover. (This recipe can easily be doubled, tripled, or even quadrupled to meet your families needs.)
- 1 lb ground beef, thawed
- 1 egg
- 1⁄3 cup oatmeal
- 1 cup chopped onion (about one large onion)
- 1⁄2 teaspoon garlic powder
- 1⁄2 teaspoon chili powder
- 1⁄4 teaspoon lemon pepper (regular pepper will also work)
- 1⁄4 teaspoon kosher salt (regular salt will also work, kosher is what we prefer)
- 1⁄4 cup ketchup
- Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
- In medium mixing bowl, break beef into small chunks.
- Add egg, oatmeal, onion, spices, and ketchup.
- Mix until well blended (you can mix with your hands, but if you prefer not to use that method, a large mixing spoon or rubber spatula will also work just fine).
- Smooth mixture into regular sized bread pan.
- If you like having a sauce on top, smooth some extra ketchup over the top of the uncooked meatloaf (this step is optional).
- Place in oven for 35 to 40 minutes, or until meat is cooked all the way through.
- Let sit for 5-10 minutes before serving.
I was looking for a recipe to use one pound of ground beef (because that is what I found) and I was in the mood for meatloaf. I found this one and decided to try it because I thought the oatmeal sounded interesting. We loved it! I jazzed it up with a more interesting glaze, but you can do whatever you want for that (I add 2 heaping tablespoons brown sugar, 2 tbsp lemon juice, and 1/2 tsp mustard powder to the 1/4 cup ketchup). The first time I made it my husband and I thought I chopped the onions too big so I have since chopped them smaller. Other than that it's a simple and good tasting meatloaf!
This is great. It's nice having a meatloaf recipe that only needs 1 lb of meat. It's so quick and easy too. I've actually made this a few times before, but this is the first time I've actually had onion to use instead of onion powder, it's an interesting texture. The only changes I made were to substitute cayenne for the chili powder to make it spicy, and I added some shredded cheese on top at the end. Tasty!
This is delicious. I have a husband that is gluten intolerant, so using the oatmeal is a plus for me.