Classic Meatloaf

March 10, 2010
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  • Serves 4-6
Author Notes

Meatloaf is a comfort food that everyone had growing up, except for me. I grew up in a traditional Chinese home. I didn't have meatloaf until I was in college. Sadly to say, my college experience with meatloaf was not very good. I’ve tried many different recipes for meatloaf and this recipe is classic. The flavors are simple but the oatmeal helps to keep everything moist. This is great for dinner but also wonderful for lunch as a sandwich. Even though I didn’t grow up with meatloaf it is now a staple comfort food. Enjoy! —Elsa C.

What You'll Need
  • 1 pound ground beef
  • 1/2 pound ground pork
  • 1 Extra Large Egg
  • 1/2 cup oatmeal
  • 1 small onion diced finely
  • 1 small carrot diced finely
  • 1 tablespoon worcestershire sauce
  • 2 cloves of garlic
  • 2 links of sasuage (I use italian chicken)
  • 1/4 cup chopped parsley
  1. Preheat the oven to 375 degrees.
  2. Sauté onions, carrots, and garlic over medium heat until the vegetables of soft and translucent. Remember to add salt and pepper. (Should take about 5-7 minutes).
  3. In a large bowl, combine ground beef, ground pork, and sausage (remove casing). Make sure to salt and pepper the meat. Add the rest of the ingredients, 1 extra large egg, Worcestershire sauce, parsley, and oatmeal.
  4. Once the vegetables are cooked, let them cool, and add to the meatloaf mix.
  5. Use hands to combine all ingredients. Make sure not to over work the meat. If using a loaf pan, make sure to butter or grease the pan. I use a large dish and just form the meat into a loaf shape.
  6. Into the 375 degrees oven for 45- 50 minutes.
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1 Review

Stubor August 16, 2014
I've been using this recipe with good results. Minor additions of chopped celery and bell pepper, and swapping an added link of Italian sausage for the plain pork makes it a bit more juicy and flavorful.