This recipe makes a traditional meatloaf that is good tasting as well as good for you. It's secret ingredient is Quaker Oats. They keep the meatloaf from crumbling, and hold in all the juices, for a rich full flavor. Serve with mashed potatoes and green beans, or branch out by serving with an exotic grain like bulgar and broccoli or broccolini.
Jan 11, 2014
Guest Foodie REVIEW:
My Mom fixed this one too all our childhood and I made it for my family for years. Still making it for the Hub and I. Just cant get enough of it !!!! Its so yummy. Will not order it out in
restaurants.. always too mushy... Love this one too much !!!
Oct 22, 2013
gsam Member since: May 10, 2010 REVIEW:
This meatloaf is one of the best you'll ever had. The recipe has been around forever (looks like many of us remember it from when we were kids) and it's really a no-fail recipe. you can dress it up with other spices/seasonings but if you stick with the base recipe you can't go wrong.
Apr 18, 2013
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!!!!!
Jan 12, 2013
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 extra calories. I will definitely make this again!!!
Dec 26, 2012
GrmaBeth COMMENT: My Mom always put bacon strips diagonally across the top & then put catsup on the bacon. Becausse we're serving a lot of folks, I just form a loaf by hand and bake in a 13x9 pan.
Nov 12, 2012
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.
Oct 27, 2012
thegreataunt COMMENT: Agreed! Best meatloaf recipe ever. I now put down half of the meat,then a hardy layer of cheese, then the rest of the meat and then put barbeque sauce on top for last 15 minutes. YUUUMMMMY!
Jun 19, 2012
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!
Apr 1, 2012
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.
Apr 1, 2012
This is a super basic recipe. The only addition I Make is a slosh of Worcestershire. I top the meatloaf with equal parts of mustard/katsup, brown sugar. I think I can get 6 servings from this recipe, so fewer calories/serving.
Mar 19, 2012
pprose3 Member since: March 19, 2012 REVIEW:
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.