Prairie Meat Loaf


You can't top a hearty helping of meat loaf with creamy mashed potatoes on the side,' writes Karen Laubman from Spruce Grove, Alberta. 'This tender, moist meat loaf with a hint of cheese is a big hit at our house. The addition of oats boosts its nutritional value.'

Prep Time:
15 mins
Cook Time:
1 hrs 15 mins
Total Time:
1 hrs 30 mins
12 servings


  • 2 eggs

  • ½ cup ketchup

  • 2 tablespoons prepared mustard

  • 3 cups old-fashioned oats

  • 2 teaspoons salt

  • 1 teaspoon garlic powder

  • 1 teaspoon dried thyme

  • 1 teaspoon dried basil

  • 1 ½ cups beef broth

  • 1 ½ cups finely chopped onion

  • 1 ½ cups finely chopped celery

  • 2 ½ cups shredded Cheddar cheese, divided

  • 4 pounds lean ground beef


  1. In a large bowl, beat eggs; stir in ketchup, mustard, oats, salt, garlic powder, thyme and basil. In a small saucepan, bring broth to a boil; add to oat mixture and mix well. Stir in onion, celery and 2 cups of cheese. Add beef; mix well. Press into two ungreased 9-in. x 5-in. x 3-in. loaf pans. bake at 375 degrees F for 1-1/4 hours or until a meat thermometer reads 170 degrees F and juices run clear; drain. Sprinkle with remaining cheese; let stand until melted.