Best Meatloaf Ever

Elaine Douglas


This makes a very big meatloaf so there will be wonderful leftovers for sandwiches the next day if you have a small family. I rarely buy luncheon meats because of the chemicals used in the manufacture. This meatloaf is a good substitute for supermarket luncheon meats.
You can substitute whatever cheese you like.
Optional step after making the mixture: make a very small patty from a bit of the meatloaf mixture and cook it in a frying pan. Taste for seasoning. If it needs more salt or pepper, add the seasoning to the meatloaf mixture before putting it on the cooking sheet or loaf pan.


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8 - 12 depending on appetite
15 Min
50 Min
Convection Oven


  • 1 lb
    ground beef
  • 1 lb
    ground pork
  • 1 medium
    onion, finely chopped
  • 2 or more clove
    garlic, finely chopped
  • 2
  • 1 c
    large flake oatmeal
  • 1 c
    milk or 1/2 c. evaporated milk + 1/2 c. water
  • 1 c
    shredded cheddar cheese
  • 2 Tbsp
    dried oregano
  • 1/2 tsp
  • 1/2 tsp
    ground pepper
  • few dash(es)
    hot sauce
  • 1/2 tsp
    red pepper flakes
  • 1 Tbsp
    worcestershire sauce

  • 1/2 c
  • 1/4 c
    brown sugar
  • 2 Tbsp
    soy sauce
  • 2 tsp
    hot sauce

How to Make Best Meatloaf Ever


  1. Preheat oven to 375 degrees F.
  2. In a small bowl, pour the milk over the oatmeal and allow it to sit for 10 minutes.
  3. In a large bowl combine the remaining ingredients. Mix well but gently. Best tool for this is your clean hands. Then add the cheese and the oatmeal mixture.
  4. Line a baking sheet or a big loaf pan with parchment (to make clean up easier) and form a mound on the baking sheet or fill the loaf pan with the meat mixture. Your choice.
  5. Whisk together the glaze ingredients and brush over the meatloaf. Bake 45 to 50 minutes until done.
    Slice and serve.

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About Best Meatloaf Ever

Course/Dish: Meatloafs
Main Ingredient: Beef
Regional Style: Canadian
Dietary Needs: Wheat Free
Other Tags: Quick & Easy, For Kids

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