What can I substitute for bread crumbs in meat loaf??

I want to make meat loaf but I don't have any bread crumbs and I'm not sure what I could substitute for the bread crumbs.

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Erin S. April 4, 2019
Everyone please try stove top breadcrumbs 1 cup per 1 and1/2 pounds ground beef
 
BerryBaby July 21, 2017
I made meatloaf earlier this week using two slices of sour dough bread ripped into pieces. It was delicious!
 
Craig R. July 21, 2017
I'm add rice an stuffing to my meatloaf.
 
Michele September 17, 2014
Panko has worked for me in desperation.
 
Patti I. September 16, 2014
Always use oats in it. Glaze with balsamic vinegar too!
 
AKOS September 16, 2014
Cooked quinoa works really well, but add extra liquid (ketchup/sauce et al.) or use a higher fat meat as the quinoa can soak up a lot of the juiciness.
 
gratifi K. September 16, 2014
Oats! We grind them up first and use in all of our recipes instead of bread crumbs. Added bonus - gluten free.
 
ChefJune September 16, 2014
I prefer milk soaked bread in meat loaf to any alternative filler. That's probably because my mom's excellent meat loaves were always made that way. (Just as I also prefer it to have a tomato flavor rather than a "mushroom soup" flavor.) My Jewish grandma always used matzo meal for everything.
 
Sarah S. September 15, 2014
I've seen a lot of recipes with oatmeal. But I wonder if quinoa would work too?
 
SKK September 15, 2014
Julia Childs recipe, which I adore, calls for cooked rice rather than breadcrumbs.
 
mainesoul September 15, 2014
I always use oatmeal in meatloaf. It is much healthier than most fillers and gives the meatloaf a nice texture.
 
Susan W. September 12, 2014
If you are trying to avoid wheat and other grains, paleo types use ground almonds.
 
davidpdx September 12, 2014
Unsweetened cereal: corn flakes, wheat flakes.
 
Nancy September 12, 2014
cooked rice or orzo (tiny pasta that looks like rice).
 
sexyLAMBCHOPx September 12, 2014
If you have crackers, blitz them in the in food processor.
 
savorthis September 15, 2014
Yes! My favorite meatloaf is from Cooks Illustrated (doesn't hurt to be slathered in ketchup sauce and wrapped in bacon) and they use saltines.
 
Susan W. September 12, 2014
Also..lots of recipes call for milk soaked bread.
 
Emily September 12, 2014
Use oatmeal - regular, classic Quaker is what I've always used. Add 3/4c oatmeal to 1-1 1/2 lbs ground meat.
 
Monita September 12, 2014
You can make bread crumbs if you have any bread. Place slices in an 250 degree oven to dry it out and then food process. Or you can use matza meal, panko or even flour as a binder
 
Uncle C. September 29, 2014
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Uncle C. September 29, 2014
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