bonnie's stovetop meat loaves

★★★★★ 7 Reviews
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By BonniE !
from Cottonwood, CA

I got this recipe years ago out of a magazine from a cook named Emily. Best find ever! Out of the four meat loaves I make, this is my husband's favorite. These simple meat loaves are cooked on top of the stove in a tomato gravy that is absolutely divine. It is so easy to prepare, too. The leftovers freeze well, or you can heat up the leftover loaves in the oven. The loaves also make great sandwiches the next day. Dinner is done in 35 minutes. Enjoy!

★★★★★ 7 Reviews
serves Serves 2 or double recipe for 4. Triple recipe to freeze.
prep time 15 Min
cook time 20 Min
method Stove Top

Ingredients For bonnie's stovetop meat loaves

  • ***********meat**********
  • 3
    tablespoons 2% milk
  • 2
    tablespoons quick cooking oats
  • 1
    tablespoon chopped onion
  • 1/4
    teaspoon salt
  • 1/4
    teaspoon pepper
  • 1/2
    pound lean ground beef
  • 3
    tablespoons of water
  • ************sauce***********
  • 1/2
    cup of italian tomato sauce
  • 1
    teaspoon of cornstarch
  • 1/4
    cup cold water
  • ( if you do not have italian tomato sauce, put a little basil and oregano in a can of regular tomato sauce)
  • OPTIONAL:
  • sometimes, we enjoy adding a can of drained mushrooms to the tomato gravy.
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How To Make bonnie's stovetop meat loaves

  • 1
    In a small mixing bowl combine the milk, oats, onion, salt, pepper and 3 tablespoons of water. Crumble the beef over the mixture and mix well to combine. Shape into 2 loaves.
  • 2
    In a small nonstick skillet, brown the loaves on both sides, remove from pan and drain. This is where I wipe my pan out with a paper towel to get as much grease out as possible. Put the loaves back in the pan.
  • 3
    Combine the cornstarch in the water in a small bowl and whisk until smooth, add the tomato sauce, whisk again. Pour sauce mixture over the meat loaves in the pan.
  • 4
    Bring to a boil. Reduce heat to medium-low, cover and cook for 20 minutes or when your meat thermometer says they are done or no longer pink. Baste three or four times during the cooking time. I like to use a glass lid so I can see when they need basting. They will actually glaze like they do in the oven! The tomato "gravy" is divine, pour it over the loaves when you serve it.
  • 5
    Calories for each loaf: 259 10 g fat 4g saturated fat 71 mg cholesterol 16 g carbohydrate 2g fiber 25 g protein Diabetic exchanges 3 lean meat, 1 starch.
  • 6
    Cook's note: You can use turkey in this recipe. If you do, add 1 teaspoon of chicken granules to each 1/2 pound of ground turkey. Omit the salt.
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