This classic meatloaf recipe is my families favorite meatloaf recipe. It’s made with oatmeal, without milk, and it’s seasoned to perfection. You’re going to love this traditional meatloaf recipe!
A Classic Meatloaf Recipe!
My husband LOVES meatloaf, so if you’re wondering why I have so many meatloaf recipes – That’s why! If I had to pick his favorite meatloaf recipe, I’d have to go with this one. My Classic Meatloaf Recipe!
My husband is forever requesting this classic meatloaf, and I don’t mind because it’s easy to make, and extremely budget friendly!
To get started with this traditional meatloaf recipe, you will need a few basic ingredients such as: ground beef, oatmeal, onions, bell peppers, and spices.
Make sure you dice the onions ,and bell pepper . Then toss it in a mixing bowl with the ground beef, eggs, spices, and etc.
Once everything is in the bowl, use your hands or a kitchen utensil to mix the ingredients.
Your next step will be adding the ground beef mixture into a loaf pan, but make sure you lightly oil the pan first!
Leave the loaf uncovered, then bake it in the oven.
After about 30 minutes or so, remove the meatloaf from the oven, and slather on some ketchup ( or BBQ sauce.. whatever you prefer).
Then bake the meatloaf in the oven, still uncovered, for an additional 20 minutes or so.
Once done, you have yourself the best classic meatloaf recipe!
This meatloaf can be served for dinner year round, even on holidays! So be sure to save this traditional meatloaf recipe!
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SOUTHERN STYLE VEGETARIAN MEATLOAF
Classic Meatloaf Recipe
- 2 lbs lean ground beef
- 1 large yellow onion diced
- 1 large green bell pepper diced
- 1 cup uncooked quick oats
- 2 large eggs lightly beaten
- 2 tbsp worcestershire sauce
- 1/2 tsp ground cumin
- 2 tsp salt
- 1 tsp garlic powder
- 1/2 tsp ground black pepper
- 1/2 cup ketchup.
- Preheat the oven to 350 F.
- Combine all the ingredients in a large mixing bowl.
- Use your hands or a kitchen utensil to combine everything until it's well incorporated.
- Next, lightly oil a loaf pan then stuff in the ground beef.
- Leave the meatloaf uncovered, then bake in the oven for 30 minutes.
- Remove from the oven.
- Pour the ketchup all over the meatloaf.
- Leave the meatloaf uncovered, then place back into the oven for an additional 20 minutes.
- Remove from the oven, and let sit for 8 minutes.
- Serve, and enjoy!
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I’I have been making mine. Identical for years.It is the best and everyone loves it
Hi Donna! Yes, I love this recipe!
This recipe looks delicious will definitely try this out.
ralph trish says
this is the recipe for years
Jo Ann Johnson says
I too have been making this recipe for years…never thought to add cumin- will have to try that too! For my topping, I use ketchup a little brown sugar and Worcestershire sauce.
The cumin adds so much to this recipe. Definitely try it 😀
Shantel Trujillo says
Thank you for your recipes!! They are so similar to my mother and grandmother’s recipes. Tastes like home!! Memories!! You are heaven sent. I hope you have a great 2019!!!
Thank you!! Many blessings to you!
Hello, I like this recipe and never thought about using a loaf pan. Makes perfect sense LOL !!!!
LOL! It’s alright! Just be sure to drain the fat from the pan, and you will be fine 😉
Yum!. This recipe brings back memories of my mom’s.
I just love this recipe! Thanks for coming by Sandy.
What temperature should I bake this on?! Making it now so just gonna go with 350 and cross my fingers!!
Hi Myra! Yes, 350 F.
Thanks!! Just tasted a piece and it’s delicious!!!
YAY!!! Glad that you like the recipe!
Ayanna Malone says
I grabbed regular oats instead of quick oats, will it be a difference?
Regular oats take a little longer to cook.
Had a taste for meatloaf with red sauce like my grandma used to make for dinner on Sundays after church. I followed the recipe exactly and the meatloaf turned out delicious. I made my red sauce with something else but it was great! I love your recipes! Thanks you are AWESOME!
This is the meatloaf I remember as a child. Can’t wait to try it.
Kim G. says
I followed your recipe step by step and the meatloaf was delicious!!! Thank you so much.
Kay Pee says
Do you have a recipe with gravy instead of ketchup?
Not uploaded. Sorry.
Brittani Harris says
omg!!!! My meatloaf came out great! Thank you so much for sharing.
Trying this one today. You are always my go to reference when I’m trying new recipes for my family!
Absolutely one of the Best recipes for meatloaf! I changed some things up, and added from your other recipe. When I say one of the best I have had! Thanks
Hi! Rosie my name is Beverly I been using your recipes. And I love them all girl you hot it going on. I’m very proud of you for helping me out in my kitchen trying to cook something right and putting the right stuff in it the meals is very hard.Because my Husband sure lt me know if it don’t taste right. Do today I’m making one of your Meatloaf and I know it’s going to turn out right. And hopefully you will be sending me some more of your recipes that’s mouth watering. Thank you! Hon-Bun.
Thanks for trying my recipes Beverly!! XOXO
YaRonda P Neel says
OMG, I love this meatloaf. I have been trying to find a good recipe and this is by far the best. It was delicious.
Growing up I’ve watched my Dad make meatloaf with bread and crackers he’s from Mississippi. I’ve never heard of meatloaf with Quick oats this will be my first time making meatloaf for my family. I can’t wait also I love your cookbook Rosie
Great recipe!!!!! I use fresh chopped mushrooms in place of oats or bread crumbs.
I wash them and let them air dry before chopping.
Lakita fowler says
I did your meatloaf recipe today and everyone loved it
Thanks so much for trying my recipe! XOXO
Thanks so much! This is the best meatloaf I’ve ever made! It’s made with oats for gluten sensitive! Absolutely love it. It is a keeper. Topped with sweet baby rays sweet and spicy (1/4 cup only)
I’ve been looking for a simple, delicious meatloaf that incorporates veggies and this one is it!! So yummy for my meal prep!
Awesome! I’m glad that you found my recipe.