Meatloaf or Meatballs

4
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.

How to Make Meatloaf or Meatballs

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

Printable Recipe Card

About Meatloaf or Meatballs

Course/Dish: Beef Meatloafs



Show 14 Comments & Reviews

A Week’s Worth of Go-To Summer Dinner Menus

A Week’s Worth of Go-To Summer Dinner Menus


Looking for dinner inspiration? We’re here for you! Check out our week’s worth of summer dinner menus that are family tested and approved. From Meatless Monday to Taco Tuesday to Sunday night supper, we have summer favorites that you’re going to love.

10 Ice Cream Sandwiches to Beat the Summer Heat

10 Ice Cream Sandwiches to Beat the Summer Heat


One of the summer staples is hearing the sound of the ice cream truck roaming the neighborhood and ice cream sandwiches are always on the menu. Vanilla ice cream sandwiched between two chocolate cookies they are a classic summer treat. These days, ice cream sandwiches have gotten a makeover and you don’t need the ice […]

14 Refreshing Strawberry Lemonade Recipes

14 Refreshing Strawberry Lemonade Recipes


Nothing quite says summer like a refreshing glass of ice-cold strawberry lemonade. And now, with these easy 14 homemade strawberry lemonade recipes, you can make it for all your front-porch-sippin’ needs! Full of fresh strawberries and lemons, these recipes will be your go-to for drinks by the pool or in the backyard all summer long.