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!

Rating:
★★★★★ 4 votes
Comments:
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.

Step-By-Step

1In a large bowl mix all the meatloaf ingredients. Take off the jewelry and get your hands into it
2Spray 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
3Mix sauce in a cup or small bowl and pour over meatloaf
4Bake 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.
5To 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