Give Me 5 Minutes And I’ll Give You The Best Meatloaf Recipe In The World

There’s one thing that I figured out about this recipe and that’s that it is very versatile. You can add and subtract all kinds of different things, as long as you have the bare essentials. I will sometimes switch out the oats for bread crumbs for instance, just because I am more likely to have those on hand. Sometimes I’ll chop in a little green bell pepper or mushroom too, depending on who’s eating with us. Check out what they are saying about this recipe over at Recipe Lion:

“Meatloaf is a traditional dinner that everyone should know how to make. It’s easy to throw together, so it’s no wonder it is a go-to dinner for many families.”

We have meatloaf a couple of times a month. This is a great basic recipe.



1 1/2 pound lean ground beef or turkey

3/4 cup Quaker oats (quick or old fashioned, uncooked)

3/4 cup finely chopped onion

1/2 cup Heinz catsup

1 egg, lightly beaten

1 tablespoon Worcestershire sauce or soy sauce

2 cloves garlic, minced

1/2 teaspoon salt

1/4 teaspoon McCormick’s black pepper




Heat oven to 350 degrees F. Combine all ingredients in large bowl; mix lightly but thoroughly.
Shape meatloaf mixture into 6 x 10-inch loaf on rack of broiler pan.
Bake 50 to 55 minutes or until meatloaf is to medium doneness (160 degrees F for beef, 170 degrees F for turkey), until not pink in center and juices show no pink color.
Let stand 5 minutes before slicing. Cover and refrigerate leftovers promptly and use within 2 days, or wrap airtight and freeze up to 3 months.




Quick Tip: A mixture of ketchup, mustard, and brown sugar goes nicely on top of this before baking.

Thanks again to Recipe Lion for this classic and tasty recipe.