Meatloaf or Meatballs

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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

  • 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

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About Meatloaf or Meatballs

Course/Dish: Beef, Meatloafs