Recipe by Raincloud_specialty
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.)
Top Review by Rose is Rose
I believe this is my all-time favorite meat loaf recipe! It is so versatile. One can vary the seasonings depending upon your whim. The oats are a better carb choice than using breadcrumbs. They also add to the protein level and give the dish extra moistness. You can use any sort of ground meat you wish to use. I usually double it and make it in individual mini loaves and spread extra ketchup on top of each loaf. Raincloud, this is the best!! Thank you!!
- 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
Directions See How It's Made
- 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.