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Old Fashioned Meatloaf Recipe

by myroilist

This Old Fashioned Meatloaf Recipe is simple, easy and delicious! It was a favorite growing up and it’s sure to be a favorite around your dinner table now.

Old Fashioned Meatloaf

Meatloaf is something virtually all of us saw on the dinner table now and then growing up. It’s just ground beef with a few spices but it’s so much more than that too, it’s comfort food.

My mom used to serve it for dinner with mashed potatoes and gravy one night and then make meatloaf sandwiches for lunch the next day. These days, my little family and I like to serve it with a side of baked sweet potatoes, which I bake right alongside the meatloaf and a garden salad. It never gets old!

This recipe is one I’ve used for many years now and came from an Amish friend who is one of the best cooks I’ve ever known! So simple. So easy. So good!

An old favorite made gluten-free! I made just a few tweaks to the original recipe to make it compatible with my husband’s food allergies – namely, I took the breadcrumbs out, and used more gluten-free rolled oats. I can’t tell a difference in the final dish and I like the fact that I now have one less ingredient to gather up!

Old Fashioned Meatloaf Recipe

What You Need:

  • 3 lbs ground beef
  • 2 eggs
  • 1 cup oatmeal
  • 1 small onion
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 1/4 tsp black pepper

Glaze:

  • 2 tablespoons brown sugar
  • 1 tablespoon mustard
  • 2 tablespoons catsup
  • Pinch of garlic powder
  • Pinch of onion powder

Preheat oven to 350º.

Mix the meatloaf ingredients together well. Divide into two loaves and bake in bread loaf pans or a cake pan. Bake for an hour. Remove from oven.

Mix the glaze ingredients together in a small bowl and drizzle over meatloaf. Return to the oven for 5-10 minutes.

Let it cool ten minutes before slicing. Serve and enjoy!

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Old Fashioned Meatloaf Recipe

Ingredients

  • 3
    lbs
    ground beef
  • 2
    eggs
  • 1
    cup
    oatmeal
  • 1
    small onion
  • 1/2
    tsp
    salt
  • 1/4
    tsp
    black pepper

Glaze

  • 2
    tablespoons
    brown sugar
  • 1
    tablespoon
    mustard
  • 2
    tablespoons 
    catsup
  • Pinch
    of garlic powder
  • Pinch
    of onion powder

Instructions

  1. Mix the meatloaf ingredients together well.
  2. Divide into two loaves and bake in bread loaf pans or a cake pan.
  3. Bake for an hour. Remove from oven.
  4. Mix the glaze ingredients together in a small bowl and drizzle over meatloaf. Return to the oven for 5-10 minutes.
  5. Let cool ten minutes before slicing.

Since this is a 3lb meatloaf recipe, you might have some leftovers! Use your leftover meatloaf in a sandwich like my mom did when I was growing up. It’s similar to this Homemade Taverns Recipe. Yum!

Here’s another delicious Simple Meatloaf Recipe that you may want to try as well! Or for something a little different you can try this yummy Mozzarella Stuffed Meatloaf! And if you are wondering how to save money on meat, you might also want to check out this post on Buying Meat in Bulk.

Looking for more comfort food recipes? Here are some of my favorites:

Old Fashioned Bread Pudding Recipe
Homemade Macaroni and Cheese Recipe
Amish Chicken Casserole Recipe
Cheesy Potato Casserole
Recipe for Chicken Pot Pie
Mom’s Old Fashioned Chocolate Chip Cookies Recipe

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Have you ever made meatloaf with oatmeal? What is one of your favorite winter comfort foods?

This Old Fashioned Meatloaf Recipe was originally published on Little House Living in September 2014. It has been updated as of October 2019.

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