A gluten-free, kid-friendly, and easy meatloaf.

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Recipe Summary

prep:
15 mins
cook:
1 hr
total:
1 hr 15 mins
Servings:
6
Yield:
6 servings
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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 350 degrees F (175 degrees C).

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  • Stir milk, grits, egg, cocktail sauce, 3 tablespoons ketchup, onion powder, salt, and black pepper together in a large bowl; add ground beef, mix with your hands until the texture is consistent, shape into a loaf, and put into a loaf pan. Spread 1/4 cup ketchup over the meat mixture.

  • Bake in the preheated oven until no longer pink in the center, about 1 hour. An instant-read thermometer inserted into the center should read at least 160 degrees F (70 degrees C).

Cook's Note:

If you are strict about gluten-free, make sure your cocktail sauce and ketchup have no gluten-containing ingredients.

You could also make this with ground turkey instead of beef.

Nutrition Facts

234 calories; protein 16.8g 34% DV; carbohydrates 15.8g 5% DV; fat 11.2g 17% DV; cholesterol 82.6mg 28% DV; sodium 760.3mg 30% DV. Full Nutrition

Reviews (7)

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Most helpful positive review

Rating: 4 stars
12/24/2016
I made some variations with ingredients I had on hand. Instead of cocktail sauce, I used Worcestershire sauce (same amount). Instead of grits, I used corn meal. I also found it to be a little soupy (with 1.3 lbs of meat) so I added an extra egg. Cooked it for an hour. It turned out very tasty and my family even liked it! I'll definitely be making this again. Read More
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Most helpful critical review

Rating: 2 stars
09/14/2014
Well I should have gone with my intuition here. I was sort of taken aback that this recipe should call for "1 pound of ground beef or more to taste." As it happens the massive amount of milk called for made beef soup. I ended up adding an additional pound of beef and another 2/3 cup of grits -- to texture not to taste... and I still felt it was a little loose. Flavor wise this meatloaf is unimpressive at best. Perhaps if I hadn't had to double the meat and triple the grits it would have been better but the cocktail sauce might have been overpowering too. I couldn't get excited about this meal despite the fact that I think grits in meatloaf is conceptually brilliant. No applause from the peanut gallery either. I am inspired to experiment with them in the future. Read More
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  • 4 star values: 4
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  • 2 star values: 1
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Rating: 2 stars
09/14/2014
Well I should have gone with my intuition here. I was sort of taken aback that this recipe should call for "1 pound of ground beef or more to taste." As it happens the massive amount of milk called for made beef soup. I ended up adding an additional pound of beef and another 2/3 cup of grits -- to texture not to taste... and I still felt it was a little loose. Flavor wise this meatloaf is unimpressive at best. Perhaps if I hadn't had to double the meat and triple the grits it would have been better but the cocktail sauce might have been overpowering too. I couldn't get excited about this meal despite the fact that I think grits in meatloaf is conceptually brilliant. No applause from the peanut gallery either. I am inspired to experiment with them in the future. Read More
(7)
Rating: 4 stars
12/24/2016
I made some variations with ingredients I had on hand. Instead of cocktail sauce, I used Worcestershire sauce (same amount). Instead of grits, I used corn meal. I also found it to be a little soupy (with 1.3 lbs of meat) so I added an extra egg. Cooked it for an hour. It turned out very tasty and my family even liked it! I'll definitely be making this again. Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
02/17/2019
After reading the reviews I decided to use 2 lbs meat. On the rest of the ingredients I just used my judgement on how much extra to put in. Turned out really good. I was not expecting this to tast just like regular meatloaf but it did. I ll definitely be doing this again. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
12/16/2015
The recipe was very easy to make. I am a fairly new to cooking. I am currently taking culinary classes at a local school. I am excited. Read More
Rating: 4 stars
12/07/2017
Tastes great! I made it with 2 pounds so added some of the listed ingredients but it has good flavor! Read More
Rating: 5 stars
03/30/2017
Used 2 pounds Italian ground turkey 2 eggs and left out the milk. My son and husband had seconds! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
08/30/2016
I thought this was delicious and easy especially for being gluten free. It was pretty soupy though I'll have to either add more meat or some gluten free bread crumbs. We'll be making this again though! Read More