My husband loves meatloaf so I make it a lot. We have tried many recipes but this one is my very favorite. It’s tasty, doesn’t have many ingredients and as a bonus, it doesn’t require breadcrumbs. I never have breadcrumbs in the pantry and making them yourself just makes a mess. Oats are healthy, more versatile and much, much easier than bread crumbs!
The recipe below is adapted from The Amish Cook: Recollections and Recipes from an Old Order Amish Family by Elizabeth Coblentz and Kevin Williams, which is a lovely cookbook if you’re looking for a new cookbook to buy or check out from the library. The recipes are plain but tasty and the sidebar material is very interesting. It is one of the few cookbooks I have read in one sitting from cover to cover.
I’m bringing this loaf of goodness to Fiesta Friday. I hope everyone is hungry
My Favorite Meatloaf
Makes two loaves
1 ½ pounds ground beef
1 cup quick-cooking rolled oats
½ cup chopped onion
1 teaspoon salt
2 teaspoons pepper
4 eggs, beaten
Ketchup or Barbecue sauce – I like sweet baby rays, for topping
Preheat oven to 350 F. Mix together the ingredients and form into two loaves. I just baked one for this week and froze the other loaf for future use. Place the loaf in a baking dish or a greased cookie sheet and bake for 35-45 min or until center reaches a temperature of at least 160 F.
Remove from the oven and drizzle with sauce, if desired. Return to the oven for 10 minutes so the sauce can get a little crispy.
Do you have a favorite recipe from a favorite cookbook?