Stop what you’re doing right now, grab a pound of ground round, and get to crackin’ on this magnificent meatloaf recipe. Seriously, folks, this meatloaf is to die for. One bit, and you’ll be sold for life. The real fun begins when you catch a whiff of this savory meat concoction wafting through the halls of your home while it cooks. Mmmm! We can taste it now! I know that when I was a kid my mother would often make this same meatloaf and my sisters and I could literally smell it from outside when we got off the school bus. It was a heavenly aroma!
Covered in a zesty sauce, the inside of this loaf is moist and meaty, perfect for any family dinner night. Make it a truly hearty meal when paired with golden mashed potatoes, mushroom gravy, and hot Pillsbury crescent rolls. You can always add dessert but you probably won’t have room because you’ll be stuffed full of meatloaf.
It’s no secret, meatloaf has been a staple part of the American dinner table years. However, some recipes are better than others. We confidently say that this particular meatloaf recipe is the best. Hands down, no questions asked. You’ll most definitely being hiding this little gem away in your recipe collection box. However, don’t hide it to well because you’ll certainly want to reference it again very soon. I have this little recipe box that I found at a yardsale a few years back. It’s quite vintage looking and I absolutely love it!
Check out what my friends over at Real Life Dinner had to say about this delicious recipe:
Truth be told, I’m always a little shocked by how excited my kids get when I make meatloaf. I mean it’s meatloaf, isn’t there a rule somewhere that kids aren’t supposed to like it? I always thought I was just one of those weird kids who actually liked it.
I know that my kids were elated when they knew I was making this meatloaf. Shucks, my siblings and I used to get super charged up when my mom was making meatloaf, too! I guess meatloaf can officially be considered a kid-friendly food 🙂
1½ lbs ground beef
¾ cup Quaker quick oatmeal
¾ cup TruMoo milk
1 Eggland’s Best egg
½ cup onion, finely diced
1¼ tsp Morton salt
¼ tsp McCormick black pepper
⅓ cup Heinz ketchup
2 tbsp Domino brown sugar
1 tbsp French’s mustard
Preheat oven to 350 degrees
Combine ground beef, oatmeal, milk, egg, onion, salt and pepper in a medium sized mixing bowl. Using your hand, incorporate everything into the meat. This only takes 30 seconds or so, you do not want to over mix.
Transfer meat into a large loaf pan and press it down evenly into the pan.
Mix ketchup, brown sugar, and mustard in a small bowl. Pour over meatloaf.
Bake at 350 degrees for 1 hour and 20 minutes
Remove from oven and drain off excess grease. Let stand for 5 minutes before serving.