Anything but Meatloaf

Loey Krause


To be honest, as a kid I hated meatloaf. It was always so dry and tasteless. As a Mom with kids to feed I realized that meatloaf was easy and economical, I just had to make it to my taste. So I started adding things. Onion soup mix meant I didn't need to cup up onions, or risk under cooked onions that the kids wouldn't like. Canned stewed tomatoes made the meatloaf nice and moist. Oats was a good stretcher, and prevented it from being fatty. The egg binds it together so it holds shape when cut, and the parmesan cheese sets it off nicely. For just 2 of us now, there's always meatloaf sandwiches

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10 Min


30 Min




1.5 to 2 lb
lean ground beef, your choice of cut
1 pkg
dry beefy onion soup mix
1 can(s)
diced or stewed tomatoes, seasoned to your preference
1 c
quick cooking oats
1 large
1/2 c
grated parmesan cheese

Directions Step-By-Step

thaw 1.5 to 2 pounds ground beef, round, chuck, your preference of cut and put it in the stand mixer bowl with the paddle attachment.
add and mix in on slow speed, one ingredient at a time, onion soup mix, stewed or diced tomatoes, oats, egg, and grated cheese.
Put mixture into a glass loaf pan. With a spatula or spoon press mixture to edges, and shape with a slightly rounded top. Bake at at 325 about 30 minutes.

About this Recipe

Course/Dish: Beef
Main Ingredient: Beef
Regional Style: American
Other Tags: Quick & Easy, For Kids
Hashtag: #comfort-food