Meatloaf: Hey Virginia! Mine is Better!!!

Total Time
1hr 25mins
Prep 10 mins
Cook 1 hr 15 mins

Ha-ha, I do love the "Meatloaf: yes Virginia, there IS a great meatloaf" recipe, however I believe mine is just a hint better. You be the judge. I made this for my husband’s birthday- party of 15, and everyone raved over it- so, hey everyone- give it a shot, I would love some feedback. I use dried onion as opposed to fresh because I didn't like the BITE of fresh onion, it's much more subtle yet still flavorful to use dried... you be the judge though- use 1 small fresh yellow onion chopped if you like. By the way- some of you may be wondering- this is NOT a 'sweet meat'... it may be confusing with all the brown sugar and sweetened condensed milk- but I assure you- this is not sweet- if you want to- just omit the savory sauce and make it on the side to use as a dipping sauce the first time around... I'm highly confident in this recipe.

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Preheat oven to 325°.
  2. Mix all ingredients thoroughly in mixing bowl and pat into a 9" round pie plate and pat flat.
  3. Mix the "savory sauce" in a separate bowl and spoon over the meatloaf.
  4. Bake in preheated oven for 1 hour and 15 minutes (sauce should be bubbling).
  5. Enjoy!


Most Helpful

Sweetloaf. I prefer the original recipe.

Clamoleon July 15, 2011

desert dinner, too sweet for us! My southern father in law, couldn't get enough- could be a regional thing.

opieland June 30, 2012

This recipe convinced me that I need to start making good old fashioned comfort food more often. I thought my husband was going to cry from happiness. Not only that, this recipe is a bit healthier than your average meatloaf due to the oats. (Plus I used 2% milk, and decreased the sugar and it still turned out perfectly.) Thank you for a new staple!

TiffyR November 24, 2009

Join the Conversation

  • all
  • reviews
  • tweaks
  • q & a