I was lucky to grow up with great meatloaf. After my parents got married, the story is that my mom tried many meatloaf recipes and my dad bravely ate them all. There was much rejoicing in the house when she found this recipe:
For the meatloaf, you’ll need:
- 1 ½ lb. ground beef
- 2/3 cup instant oats, uncooked
- 1 teaspoon minced, dried onion
- ¼ cup finely diced green pepper (I actually used yellow, red and green peppers this time.)
- 1 teaspoon salt
- 1 egg
- ¼ cup ketchup to moisten and extra for garnish on top
Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
Mix all the ingredients including the ketchup. Shape into a ball and top with ketchup. Place the meatloaf in a round casserole dish. Bake covered at 350 degrees for 2 hours. Put a cookie sheet on lower rack to keep bottom of meatloaf from burning.