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Thoroughly mix together then shape into a loaf:


2 pounds ground meat (any combination of beef, pork, or lamb)

3/4 cup rolled oats

1 small onion chopped

1/2 a bell pepper, chopped

cove of minced garlic

1/2 cup ketchup

1 egg


Bake in oven at 350 for about 45 minutes or in crockpot for 4 hours on low.

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I don't have a 'recipe'. I just 'eye' everything.

To feed my family though I start with 3# of ground chuck, 2 eggs, a cup or two (??) of oats (since we're gluten free now...otherwise I would use saltine crackers, half a sleeve maybe?), some salt, pepper, garlic powder, at least 1/4 cup of worcestershire sauce and...no idea how much ketchup...1 cup?


Occasionally I'll finely dice half an onion and throw that in there. But that really is rather rare.


Some of my family likes ketchup on top, some do not, some prefer bbq. So I try to do all 3 :D on one loaf. Bake at 350* for an hour or so.

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2 lbs ground beef (93% lean)

1/2 cup rolled oats

1/2 cup whole wheat bread crumbs

1/2 cup shredded carrots (buy pre-shredded)

1 onion, chopped and caramelized

2 garlic cloves

1 egg

1/2 cup tomato sauce or barbecue sauce


Mix all in kitchen aid. Bake in loaf pan on 350F for 45 minutes. Change to broil for 3-5 minutes.


If I have some cheese already shredded, I will add it to the mix if I'm using the tomato sauce.

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I don't have a 'recipe'. I just 'eye' everything.


Same here. I make it a little differently every time.


But the basics are:


2-3 lbs. ground beef, or other ground meat

1 small onion, diced and sautéed

2 eggs

gluten free bread crumbs or leftover rice

salt & pepper

any spices that smell good to me that day

Sometimes I add extras like finely ground carrots, tomatoes, spinach or other vegetables- I pulverize them in the food processor to make them blend in with the meat.


Mash it all together and form a loaf in a baking dish. I like ketchup or tomato sauce on mine, so I pour some on top and bake it at 350 until it's done.

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I don't exactly follow a recipe either. I use:

2 lb ground beef

2 eggs

crushed Chex

~2 tsp Worcestershire sauce

6 oz tomato paste

pureed white onion

6ish frozen veggie cubes (homemade and the size of an ice cube)




After mixed together and put in a pan it cooks at 350 degrees for about 75 minutes (I start checking at 1 hour).

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2 lbs. hamburger (not the leanest, I think I buy the 80/20 or 85/15)

caramelized onion

a bunch of roasted garlic, I use a whole bulb

salt, pepper

Italian bread crumbs

2 eggs

balsamic vinegar (a lot)


mozzarella (I get the ones in the deli seasoned and shaped like marbles)


Mix all that thoroughly and shape into the pan and tuck in any visible mozzarella balls.

In a bowl, mix more balsamic and catsup. Add enough balsamic to substantially darken and thin the catsup. Put over the meatloaf. Back on 350-375 for about 45 minutes or so.


These make awesome sandwiches. Mix a little balsamic and catsup, spread on top of the slice of meat and put in the broiler. Mmmm.

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I just made meatloaf for dinner. Here is the way we like it best.


1.5 lbs of ground beef

1 can cream of mushroom soup

3 eggs

3/4c oatmeal


1 onion chopped

optional: 1 green pepper chopped or grated carrots.


Mix together and bake at 350 degrees for approx one hour or until brown.


The other recipe that we like is


1pkt lipton onion soup

1/2 to 3/4 cup bread crumbs

1/2 cup hot water


1.5lbs of ground beef

3 eggs

1/2 to 1 cup shredded carrots


mix the first 4 ingredients together and let set 10 minutes. Add the pepper ground beef and eggs (carrrots if you like them). Top with ketchup and brown sugar (mix to taste approx 2:1 ratio). bake at 350 for an hour.

This recipe is great with the carrots added. The ketchup and brown sugar really give the meatloaf good flavor. I have used the splenda brown sugar blend for this and it works well.

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Here is our favorites (I don't measure either - sorry)


A-1 Meatloaf

3 lbs ground beef (or turkey)

2 eggs

maybe a cup of bread crumbs soaked in milk for about 10 minutes

about a 1/2 cup of A-1


Bake at 350 for an hour




Chili meatloaf

3 lbs ground beef

crushed saltine crackers

2 eggs

1 packet of dry chili mix (I am from Cincinnati - I use Skyline)

2 small cans tomato sauce

maybe a cup of cheddar cheese


Bake at 350 for an hour

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Oh, I have the most AWESOME meatloaf recipe that goes mustard instead of ketchup. It's called "German style."


1 1/2 lb lean ground meat (turkey works fine)

1 cup skim milk

2 egg whites

2 tb packed brown sugar

2 tb spicy brown mustard

1 tsp onion salt

1/2 cup dry breadcrumbs


Mix all ingredients well; spread mixture of additional mustard and brown sugar over top if desired; bake in 350 oven for 1h. Let stand 5 min before serving.

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