My Favorite Meatloaf

my favorite meatloafMy 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

easy meatloaf

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?

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20 thoughts on “My Favorite Meatloaf

  1. Lovely recipe! Sweet Baby Rays makes some of the best sauces, don’t they? We always try to keep some stocked whenever I find it on sale. Thanks so much for bringing this to the party. Have a wonderful weekend! 🙂

  2. This looks really good. I’ve always wanted to try my hand at making meatloaf but it’s not really a thing in the UK so I’ve not had any experience with it. I think I’ll have to bookmark this one!

  3. I used to make meatloaf years ago in Canada – it had a stripe of sour cream along the middle…your recipe has really brought back some memories! Yours does look a lot nicer that mine used to! Happy Fiesta Friday!

    • I have never heard of using sour cream with meatloaf. I’ll have to check this out! Enjoy the rest of the weekend 🙂

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