Thursday, February 25, 2010

Old-Fashioned Meatloaf

This meatloaf recipe from Paula Deen is our favorite. I think that using oats instead of breadcrumbs makes it less "loaf"-like and more tender and meaty.

  • 1 pound ground beef
  • 1 1/4 teaspoons salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground black pepper
  • 1/2 cup chopped onion
  • 1/2 cup chopped bell pepper
  • 1 egg, lightly beaten
  • 8 ounces canned diced tomatoes with juice
  • 1/2 cup quick-cooking oats
  • 1/3 cup ketchup
  • 2 tablespoons brown sugar
  • 1 tablespoon prepared mustard

Preheat oven to 375 degrees F.

Mix all meatloaf ingredients well and place in a baking dish. Shape into a loaf.

Mix ingredients for topping and spread on loaf. Bake for 1 hour, covered with foil.


Heidi said...

Did I give you this recipe or did you find it yourself? It's my favorite too and I've been using it for years!

jess said...

You gave it to me, and it's our favorite meatloaf. Thanks!