Meatloaf or Meatballs

Katrina Freed

By
@Kat19702

My mother never made meatloaf. One day at a friend's house the mom served meatloaf that I liked so much I decided to try to duplicate it. I don't know if I did it the same as the mom, but when I made it for my family years later it was a hit and has been ever since!

Substitute bread crumbs, leave out the topping and make perfect meatballs!


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Serves:

6

Prep:

10 Min

Cook:

35 Min

Method:

Bake

Ingredients

MEATLOAF

2 lb
ground beef
1
egg
1/2 c
rolled oats
1/2 c
ketchup
1/2 tsp
mustard
1 small
green pepper
1/2 c
chopped onion
1 tsp
worcestershire sauce
salt and pepper
2 - 3 dash(es)
any spice you like! i go to the spice cupboard and give them all a sniff then decide

MEATLOAF TOPPING

1/2 c
ketchup
1/2 tsp
mustard
1 - 1/2 Tbsp
brown sugar
1 - 1/2 Tbsp
molasses
1 dash(es)
steak sauce

MEATBALLS

USE THIS RECIPE FOR MEATBALLS TOO! WHEN MAKING MEATBALLS SUBSTITUTE PLAIN BREAD CRUMBS INSTEAD OF ROLLED OATS.

Directions Step-By-Step

1
In a large bowl mix all the meatloaf ingredients. Take off the jewelry and get your hands into it
2
Spray an oblong shallow pan with non stick cooking spray, shape the mixture into a loaf and center in pan leaving plenty of room all around. Do not use a loaf pan
3
Mix sauce in a cup or small bowl and pour over meatloaf
4
Bake at 350 degrees for 35 minutes. When you smell it... check it. Meatloaf is done when you can see the hot sizzle of the sauce creating a dark circle. Don't let it turn black.
5
To make meatballs instead of meatloaf, substitute plain bread crumbs for rolled oats. Do not make any topping.

Roll mixture into small balls and place on a baking sheet

Bake at 350 for 15 minutes

Remove from oven and drain off grease.

Place meatballs a large pan of your favorite sauce

About this Recipe

Course/Dish: Beef, Meatloafs