40 reviews Guest: Tara
I used tomato soup instead of juice because of what I had in the cabinet, but followed the recipe otherwise.
My husband was so amazed by the meatloaf, he left me a voicemail about how it was "the best meatloaf he ever had", and also sent me a text that the meatloaf was "amazing!" He rarely thanks me for dinner, let alone raves about it.
Thanks for the recipe!!!!!
I didn't have any crackers to make my regular meatloaf, so went in search of a recipe and found this. I must say I was a little leery about oatmeal because I wasn't a fan of my Mom's meatloaf that used oatmeal.I may never make my "old" meatloaf recipe again. I loved this!!! It was so easy to prepare using the small bowl of my food processor for the peppers-as suggested by another reviewer-and onions. Smelled delicious cooking. I used San Marzano strained tomatoes and as I'm writing this I realize I forgot the egg!! Didn't seem to matter. I didn't bother with the topping as I wasn't having potatoes, plus didn't want the ex... read more
Just as the rest of you, I grew up on this recipe and I consider it to be the best ever meatloaf!
Over the years I've altered the recipe to suit the times or my tastebuds. I occasionally substitute ground turkey for the ground beef. And I always add 2-3 Tbsp. of either Worcestershire sauce or A-1.
My family has a difficult time deciding which meat they prefer, both are great.
My favotite recipe. For something really great, make patties out of the meatloaf, fry them like hamburgers, then in the last couple of minutes lay some Velveeta on top and let it melt. Serve on buns with a little mayo and a slice of Vidalia onion. Best burger you'll ever eat!
I love this recipe. It is so easy. I can't eat oats because of a gluten issue so I substitute quinoa flakes. I also substitute V8 for tomato juice just because I like the flavor better. Also I used powdered onion because I am lazy and don't really care for onions too much anyway. I put this in casserole dish because it cooks faster and after I take it out I spoon on some tomato sauce or salsa on top which ever I have around.
I was so happy to find this recipe. The recipe on the Quaker Oatmeal web page is not the original! I was so frustrated when I couldn't find it. You have made me very happy since this is the only meatloaf I like.
I use this recipe also but add a little dijon and allspice. When half way thru the cooking time I pour some beef broth over and again near end of cooking time. This makes a great gravy with your meatloaf.
I grew up on this version of oatmeal (age 60 now)! The onions were coarsely cut, not finely. We used tomato paste and 1/4 cup of water instead of the tomato juice--it added a more robust flavor. As am adult I poured either tomato sauce or diced tomatoes (depending upon whim).
It wasn't until later in life that I tasted meatloaf made with breadcrumbs--to me, the texture was mealy and unappealing.
If your a meat loaf lover then this is the one for you. For all of my life anyone I have served this to has commented "This is the best meat loaf I have ever had" then always ask what's in it. When they hear it has oatmeal in it you can see the surprise in their eyes. I make as recipe says and the last 15 minutes I coat top of meat loaf with Heinz Chile Sauce, Always moist and tasty. I've lost count how many times I've been called for this recipe. It's a oldie but always a goodie :)
When growing up I had to start dinner while my mother was at work. I had to make meatloaf one time and we didn't have any bread. I saw the recipe on the oatmeal box and went with it. I didn't tell anyone I changed the recipe for fear that if my brothers knew there was oatmeal in it they wouldn't eat it. They ate it and loved it, and said that the meatloaf from now on had to be made this way. It was a hit and from that day forward the meatloaf was made this way. My oldest brother as myself still make meatloaf using this recipe to this day. It is moist and comes out good every time.
THE BEST Meatloaf Recipe Hands Down. We add a glaze of brown sugar and dijon mustard (blend to taste) to the top about 15 minutes before it finishes cooking.
Try a mixture of chili sauce and ketchup (or just the chili sauce) for a great topping on the loaf. I use Spicy V8 juice. About 40 years ago I figured out that you could do almost anything to the basic recipe and get something speical with a few veryations. Try using pizza sauce with shredded mozzerella cheese and black olives and mushrooms mixed in with the beef - save some of the pizza sauce for topping. It's a great change for people who say - I don't like meatloaf!
I just got off the phone w/ my MOM for the recipe. I had a hankering to cook this up! It's cold here in Maine and I want to cook up some comfort food and it couldn't get any better than this meatloaf! Mom had the panel off the box from years ago. Just thought I'd see if I could find it on line!!! Thank you. Please indulge, it's a winner.
I have used this recipe for as long as I can remember. Not at home now so was happy to find it on line. No other satisfies.
I too had this recipe still on the side of the oatmeal box. When I went to get it from the drawer--it's missing.Someone must have found it interesting.I went on the web and found it-soooo happy.
I have never used any other recipe for meatloaf.