This is how my mom made meat loaf. Just 4 ingredients. Kid approved, easy, and yummy. Makes great sandwiches the next day!

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Recipe Summary

prep:
10 mins
cook:
1 hr
total:
1 hr 10 mins
Servings:
6
Yield:
1 8-inch square pan
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Ingredients

6
Original recipe yields 6 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
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Directions

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  • Preheat oven to 375 degrees F (190 degrees C). Grease an 8-inch square baking dish.

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  • Combine ground beef, rolled oats, French onion soup, and eggs in a bowl until thoroughly combined; transfer to prepared baking dish.

  • Bake in the preheated oven until the meat loaf is no longer pink in the middle and an instant-read meat thermometer inserted into the center of the loaf reads at least 160 degrees F (70 degrees C), 60 to 75 minutes.

Nutrition Facts

265 calories; protein 18.7g 37% DV; carbohydrates 18.1g 6% DV; fat 12.9g 20% DV; cholesterol 111.2mg 37% DV; sodium 495.9mg 20% DV. Full Nutrition

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Most helpful positive review

Rating: 5 stars
12/01/2012
My husband says this is the best meatloaf I've ever made. It really does taste great the second day too. I had a slice for lunch the next day in a salad with green leaf lettuce shredded carrots diced tomato and thousand island dressing. It was delicious. And so easy! I used quick cooking oats and egg beaters. The mixture was very watery but the oatmeal soaked it all up in the baking process. Read More
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Most helpful critical review

Rating: 2 stars
12/12/2012
Sorry but we didn't care for this. I did like that it was very easy and came together quickly with items that I usually have in my pantry. It's a great base recipe but it definitely needs some seasonings as it was quite bland - in the very least some salt and pepper. Garlic would also add a nice touch. Thankfully I had made some gravy so it added some flavor to the dish. The oatmeal flavor was quite prominent (not in a good way) so I would suggest cutting it back to 3/4 cup. For one pound of meat 1.5 cups of oats is a lot but I wanted to follow the recipe as written. This could be a four to five star recipe with some tweaks. It's very moist! Thanks for the recipe! Read More
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17 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 7
  • 4 star values: 3
  • 3 star values: 3
  • 2 star values: 3
  • 1 star values: 1
Rating: 2 stars
12/11/2012
Sorry but we didn't care for this. I did like that it was very easy and came together quickly with items that I usually have in my pantry. It's a great base recipe but it definitely needs some seasonings as it was quite bland - in the very least some salt and pepper. Garlic would also add a nice touch. Thankfully I had made some gravy so it added some flavor to the dish. The oatmeal flavor was quite prominent (not in a good way) so I would suggest cutting it back to 3/4 cup. For one pound of meat 1.5 cups of oats is a lot but I wanted to follow the recipe as written. This could be a four to five star recipe with some tweaks. It's very moist! Thanks for the recipe! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
12/01/2012
My husband says this is the best meatloaf I've ever made. It really does taste great the second day too. I had a slice for lunch the next day in a salad with green leaf lettuce shredded carrots diced tomato and thousand island dressing. It was delicious. And so easy! I used quick cooking oats and egg beaters. The mixture was very watery but the oatmeal soaked it all up in the baking process. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
01/27/2015
After reading the other reviews with complaints of dryness and lack of flavor I made this meatloaf following the recipe but added 1 tsp garlic salt and an 8oz can of tomato sauce and baked one hour. PERFECT!! Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
04/05/2013
I give this 4 stars because it's a nice EASY base recipe. I never make meatloaf but wanted a new ground beef recipe so with a few tweaks I think this came out pretty good! I reduced the oats to 3/4 cup like other reviewers said and I omitted the French onion soup mix (to reduce the sodium content and well because I don't own that!). Then I added several dashes of pepper garlic salt and garlic and sprinkled in a few teaspoons of Worcestershire sauce. The first time I made this I added cayenne pepper for some spice but it turned out way too spicy so I left it out the second time. Also the first time I baked it for the 1 hour and it came out WAY dry (not sure if it was my oven or the fact I used a dark pan). I baked for 45 minutes instead this time around and it was perfect! Like I said good easy base recipe! Read More
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Rating: 3 stars
02/09/2013
I didn't have French Onion Soup and would have been willing to try it to moisten the meatloaf but I have always used Lipton Soup Mix with eggs and milk to moisten. The reason I was looking at this recipe at all was because I wanted to make meatloaf but was out of breadcrumbs and needed a substitute. I tried the oatmeal in the lesser amount that was suggested by other reviewers with my regular recipe plus I add about 1/4C ketchup to the mix as well. They I take about 3/4 C ketchup 4 T of brown sugar and a splash or two of Worchestershire sauce and mix for the topping. I put this on about 15 minutes before taking the meatloaf out and I cook at 350 so it doesn't dry out. My kids and their friends (who don't like meatloaf) rave about it and the oatmeal was a great substitute. Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
05/16/2014
My boyfriend loved this! Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
01/29/2013
This was easy and I used 3/4 cup of oats like one reviewer suggested and that was just right. But added seasonings just too bland as is. Garlic powder black pepper salt and some chili powder added a perfect blend. Used top ground sirloin and it baked for an hour. will make again. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
12/06/2012
My picky kids gave this a thumbs up! Read More
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Rating: 3 stars
03/15/2013
We will try it again but it needs!!!! more seasoning. Next time I will add chopped onion garlic etc. to give it more flavor. The texture was fine. It's bland the way it is right now Read More
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