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GB's Go-To Meatloaf

This meatloaf recipe is adapted from one I found many, many years ago on an oatmeal box. It bakes beautifully in a 350 degree oven if you have time. Easily doubled. 

Course Main Dish
Cuisine American
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 20 minutes
Total Time 25 minutes
Servings 4


  • 1 pound ground beef
  • 1/2 cup quick oatmeal (not instant!)
  • 1/2 cup ketchup
  • 1/4 cup water
  • 1 tsp instant minced onion more if you like
  • seasoned salt, garlic powder and pepper to taste
  • 1 egg


  • 1/2 cup ketchup
  • 1/4 cup brown sugar
  • 1 Tbsp Worchestershire Sauce


Combine all ingredients in a bowl. Use a spoon or your hands to mix ingredients thoroughly. Can add a little more oatmeal- up to 1/4 cup -to make it more "shape-able." Make mixture into a round loaf and put in a greased, microwave-safe pie plate. Cover loosely with wax paper or plastic film. Cook on high for about 15 minutes, until it is firm in the center. Uncover and put sauce over the top. Cook 2 minutes or so longer in microwave.

For sauce, combine ingredients and stir well. (I use the same bowl as I used to make the meatloaf!)