This is David’s favorite meatloaf. He LOVES the way it tastes. For him, it can be served with almost anything else, as long as there is meatloaf. This recipe is simple and made with ingredients you will almost always have in your kitchen. Plus, if I don’t put the whole meatloaf on the platter to serve, there will be leftovers for sandwiches the next day. (If I forget, and put the whole meatloaf on the platter at supper time, it somehow never translates into leftovers. – lol )
You should be very grateful that I translated this recipe, for you. The original recipe card is written in David’s handwriting from a time when he watched me make meatloaf and wrote down what he “thought” he saw. It frustrated him that I usually cook “by feel” and rarely measure when making dishes I have made so many times. He decided to take matters into his own hands and this was his best effort to document my process for making our favorite meatloaf. I’m guessing you wouldn’t have been so thrilled with his “1 Glenda-sized handful of oatmeal” type measurements, though. My translation won’t be nearly as adorable as his was, but I think you’ll have better success.
- 2 lbs ground beef
- (1) 8 oz can of tomato sauce
- 2 eggs
- ⅔ cup old fashioned oats
- 3 Tbls. homemade onion soup mix
- ¼ cup ketchup
- ¼ cup brown sugar
- squirt of mustard
- Mix ground beef, tomato sauce, eggs, oats and soup mix.
- Press meat mixture firmly into a loaf pan.
- Mix ketchup, brown sugar and mustard. Spread sauce over the meatloaf.
- Bake at 350° for 1½ hours.
What’s the secret to your family’s favorite meatloaf? Leave a comment and tell me about it!
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