Old Fashioned Meat Loaf Recipe

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A traditional comfort food that will warm the heart on a cold evening.
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  • 1 1/2 pounds ground beef
  • 1 egg, beaten
  • 1/2 cup oatmeal
  • 1 onion, chopped
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon black pepper
  • 1/2 cup ketchup
  • 3 tablespoons brown sugar
  • 1 1/2 tablespoons prepared mustard
Container:9" x 5" loaf baking pan
15 mins
1.5 hrs
  • Preheat oven to 350°F. 
  • Lightly grease a 9"x5" loaf pan.  In a large bowl, combine ground beef, egg, oatmeal, chopped onion, and seasonings. Form mixture into a loaf and place in the prepared pan. Cover top of uncooked meat loaf with ketchup mixture.
  • Bake 1½ hours. Remove from oven, slice, and serve.
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Old Fashioned Meat Loaf Recipe Reviews

old fashioned meat loaf

Average of 4.60 out of 5 stars
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"Using oatmeal is a great change from bread crumbs in the meatloaf, which is one of my husband's favorite meals. However, I do make sure that the oatmeal, is gluten free, as my husband became gluten intolerant eight years ago, in his 70s. Meatloaf is a great "comfort food," a necessity in these days of constant turmoil."
GrannyGrunt User
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"I am always reluctant to try a different meatloaf recipe. We all like my recipe for meat loaf but I wanted to try something different. I am glad I did. Everyone liked it as much as my own recipe. Guess we will have to switch back and forth with this recipe."
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"This recipe is very similar to mine with the exception of the topping and adding green pepper. I used this recipe and added the green pepper. My husband and family loved it. I will be making like this from now on. The topping is much better than my plain ketchup."
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"Meatloaf is my husband's favorite meal. This recipe was very similar to how I make my meatloaf already. I liked the ketchup, brown sugar and mustard topping much better than my plain ketchup topping, however I like my adding finely chopped green pepper to my recipe better. My husband thinks it is now perfect."
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"very good"
Rating of 4 out of 5.0 stars
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"Because this is a really basic recipe I added oregano and fresh parsley and instead of ketchup for the sauce I used balsamic vinegar and added half a teaspoon of paprika. This was wonderfully easy to make.The consistency of the meatloaf was perfect and moist. I will absolutely make it again!"
Rating of 4 out of 5.0 stars
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"I would not use Catsup...too much salt. Also, use sea or kosher salt instead of iodized salt...better for the human body. This meatloaf, as well as all meatloafs are better w/veal and 85% ground beef. Cut the oatmeal by 1/3 and use the extra liquid to make the gravy."
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bam User
Rating of 4 out of 5.0 stars
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"Thought I would try a new meat loaf recipe instead of my normal one so I tried this recipe. It was easy to make but I used 2 pounds of ground beef rather than 1 1/2 pounds. I also use a little onion salt instead of the onions because I was making it for my grandkids and some of them don't like chunks of onions in anything. Next time I think I would prefer the topping without the mustard."
GabriELLA User
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"This is a truly old fashioned meat loaf recipe, right down the the oatmeal and brown sugar. It was very "moist" - just like when I was a child. Loved It!"
Rating of 5 out of 5.0 stars
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"My kids and Husband loved this recipe, my mother even wants the website address to get it. My husband is loving the leftovers of it too! Thanks for the great recipe!"
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