Total Time
1hr 5mins
Prep 5 mins
Cook 1 hr

This is my grandmother's recipe for meatloaf. It's the only kind of meatloaf I will eat. I love to make meatloaf sandwiches with it the next day - they are even good cold.

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Preheat oven to 350*.
  2. Mix egg, dried onion soup, tomato sauce and oatmeal together in a large bowl.
  3. Add in ground beef.
  4. For best results, use your hands.
  5. Put meatloaf mixture in a loaf pan.
  6. Place bacon on top.
  7. Cook for 50 minutes to 1 hour.
  8. Let meatloaf sit for 5 minutes.
  9. Remove from pan and slice to serve.


Most Helpful

This is a good technique recipe. I liked it! Made a change or two, using a mix of beef, veal and pork, and adding a suggestion of brown sugar to sweeten it a bit, but I do like the tomato sauce and oatmeal, which gives you that old time "comfort food" taste and texture.


John DOH September 17, 2011

I had never made meatloaf before and so I decided to experiment with this recipe. It seemed simple enough. The result: everyone loved it! This recipe was so easy and I love that the ingredients are usually ingredients that most kitchens have. I will definitely keep making this! Thanks for sharing this simple, yet great recipe :)

panterica89 April 26, 2011

We loved this! I have tried many different meatloaf recipes but this one just did it for us. Easy, doesn't need anything extra, love it! I was originally hesitant because there was no Worcestershire sauce but no need to be!! Thank you!

CARML mama January 20, 2011

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