Food by Mom -- Meatloaf

My mother used to make terrific meatloaf. Meatloaf and a baked potato -- yummy meal ! I didn't realize until I was married that she probably got it from the Quaker oatmeal box who knows when (About.com says it dates to 1891!). I make it the way I saw her do it so many times.

Preheat oven: 350°F

Ingredients:

1-1.5 lbs ground beef -- I generally use ground chuck *

1 large onion, chopped fairly finely

garlic, finely chopped -- I use 2 cloves

1/2 C. catsup

3/4 C oatmeal -- I use Quaker Oats

1 egg, beaten lightly

salt

pepper


Combine all the ingredients in a large bowl. Mix together thoroughly. Place in loaf pan and shape into loaf. Spread catsup or chili sauce over top. Bake for 1 hour.

Let stand for 5-10 minutes before slicing. 

Leftovers make great sandwiches!

*meat that is too lean will taste okay but not hold together as well. My daughter uses ground turkey and she says the same -- it tends to be crumbly.

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