Meatloaf: Hey Virginia! Mine is Better!!!

"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."
photo by Shannon Cooks photo by Shannon Cooks
photo by Shannon Cooks
Ready In:
1hr 25mins




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

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  1. Sweetloaf. I prefer the original recipe.
  2. desert dinner, too sweet for us! My southern father in law, couldn't get enough- could be a regional thing.
  3. 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!
  4. I have a recipe that I've used for years and we've been happy with it but the author of this recipe seemed so confident that I had to try this one. I was hesitant to use the condensed milk (sounds weird for a meatloaf) but I'm glad I did. Meat loaf is a bit on the sweet side but we liked it that way. Also loved the texture of it! Liked using the dried onions and avoiding all that chopping. On a whole, we loved the recipe and will use it again.
  5. Very tasty meatloaf you have here! We all loved it to. Move over Virginia!


Air Force Medic, Military wife, I love to cook and bake and am (mostly- I did work as a recipe developer for a large food-science company once upon a time) a self-taught baker and chef! I love love LOVE to travel- my husband and I currently live in Germany with the US military. Great way to travel on the cheap and try foods from all across the world! :)
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