Wednesday, May 7, 2008

Paradise by the Oven Light...OR...Meatloaf

Are ya'll sitting down? You should be, cause what I'm about to tell you might cause you to fall over if you're not. I cooked! That's right! I actually 1. gathered ingredients 2. mushed said ingredients together and 3. prepared a meatloaf. And it was edible! Tasty even!

Now this was not my first attempt at meatloaf. My first attempt at meatloaf can be found here and it is my favorite meatloaf recipe(it uses Italian sausage), but this one comes in a close second. I wanted to try something without the sausage as it creates a lot of extra fat and I've been feeling a little Jabbaesque lately.

This recipe was easy, easy, easy. So easy, in fact, that even I couldn't screw it up...and I threw in some extras as I went along. I found the recipe on allrecipes, and like my other ML recipe, people who said they didn't like meatloaf raved about it, so I knew it was the one to try.

  • 1 egg
  • 3/4 cup milk
  • 1 cup shredded Cheddar cheese
  • 1/2 cup quick cooking oats
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1 pound ground beef
  • 2/3 cup ketchup
  • 1/4 cup packed brown sugar
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons prepared mustard


  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C).
  2. In a large bowl, combine the egg, milk, cheese, oats and salt. Add the ground beef, mixing well, and form this mixture into eight miniature meatloaves. Place these in a lightly greased 9x13 inch baking dish.
  3. In a separate small bowl, combine the ketchup, brown sugar and mustard. Stir thoroughly and spread over each meatloaf.
  4. Bake, uncovered, at 350 degrees F (175 degrees C) for 45 minutes.
My additons: some seasoned bread crumbs, a couple shakes of parmesean cheese, onion, Lawry's & a little pepper. For the glaze I omitted the mustard and used Corky's Smokin' Hot BBQ sauce instead.

Again, I was really happy with this one and I have five more little meatloaves in the freezer for when the mood for comfort food strikes!

I couldn't take a pretty picture of this dish...I'm afraid my meatloaf was just not very attractive.

But then neither is this Meatloaf.


Scott and Jackie Newman said...

Your meatloaf is definitely much better looking! ;)

AND....I saw that there were no onions in that there recipe! I would probably even like that meatloaf, sounds AND looks yummy! You'll have to make it for us when you get here. :)

Patty said...

I love meatloaf. Both of your recipes sound good but "buttery round crackers"? Like Ritz?

Kel Luvs Pink said...

Allrecipes is my fav recipe spot. I look up every recipe I need on it.

Anonymous said...

Your meatloaf is pretty and I bet it tasted even better.
You're about to get bombarded with comments...get ready.

Yarni Gras! said...

MEATloaf vs., which do I want tonight?