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old-fashioned meatloaf

Recipe by
Teresa G.
Here, KY

This is my Grandmother's delicious meatloaf recipe, with my addition of Italian flavor. I usually make a double recipe, but I've adjusted the amount here for a single meatloaf - hence the half can. It can be assembled a day ahead of time, then covered and refrigerated until time to bake. Enjoy!

yield 6 -8
prep time 15 Min
cook time 1 Hr 50 Min
method Bake

Ingredients For old-fashioned meatloaf

  • some
    olive oil/spray for pan
  • 3/4 c
    quick oats
  • 3/4 tsp
  • 1/4 tsp
    black pepper, freshly ground
  • 1/4 tsp
    italian herb seasoning
  • 1/4 tsp
    dried basil
  • 1/8 tsp
    garlic powder or granulated garlic
  • 1/4 c
    diced sweet onion
  • 1 1/2 lb
    ground beef chuck
  • 1 lg
    egg, beaten
  • 1/2 can
    petite diced tomatoes (14.5 or 15 oz. can)
  • 1 can
    tomato sauce (8 oz. can, divided)

How To Make old-fashioned meatloaf

  • 1
    Preheat oven to 375 degrees F. Lightly oil loaf pan.
  • 2
    In large bowl, mix together oats, salt, pepper, herbs, garlic powder and onions.
  • 3
    Add ground beef and combine with oat mixture.
  • 4
    Empty the 1/2 can of petite diced tomatoes into a liquid measuring cup; add enough tomato sauce to make a full cup; pour into beef mixture. (Reserve remaining tomato sauce for top of meatloaf.)
  • 5
    Add egg to mixture and combine very well.
  • 6
    Pat mixture into prepared loaf pan. Cover with aluminum foil.
  • Meat thermometer inserted into cooked meatloaf in pan.
    Bake at 375 degrees F, covered with aluminum foil, for 1 hr. Remove foil; drain grease from pan, if desired. Pour some of the remaining tomato sauce over top; bake for additional 40 to 50 minutes (approximately,) uncovered, or until internal temp reaches 165 degrees F.
  • Baked meatloaf in pan (after checked with meat thermometer.)
    Remove from oven and let rest on counter for at least 10 to 15 minutes before slicing.
  • 9
    Cover and refrigerate leftovers.