A collection of Rod's favorite recipes

Family Meatloaf

Yes, I know the emphasis here is on healthy foods, but there are some comfort foods that just have to be included. This is one of them. I had a ‘best of Sunset’ cookbook that I used until it literally fell apart and this recipe is one that I used most often. It’s an excellent meatloaf recipe.


1 1/2 pounds ground beef chuck (I usually use 93 percent lean)
2/3 cup quick cooking rolled oats (or 1 cup of fine bread crumbs)
1 cup milk
1 teaspoon salt
1/8 teaspoon pepper
1/4 teaspoon poultry seasoning
2 eggs
1 teaspoon Worcestershire sauce
1 small onion, finely chopped
1/2 cup ketchup
3 tablespoons brown sugar
2 teaspoons prepared mustard
1/2 teaspoon ground nutmeg

In a large mixing bowl, combine the ground chuck, rolled oats or bread crumbs, milk, salt, pepper, poultry seasoning, eggs, Worcestershire and chopped onion. Put in an 8×4-inch loaf pan.

Combine the ketchup, brown sugar, mustard and nutmeg. Spread over the meatloaf.

Bake in a 350 degree F oven for about one hour and 15 minutes.

Makes 6 to 8 servings


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