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Grandma's meatloaf recipe was the best I have ever tried to make. My previous attempts to create a healthy, yet good tasting meatloaf recipe failed repeatedly because each attempt resulted in a dry loaf. Not so with Grandma's recipe! I added more seasonings and scaled her recipe up a bit so 2 full pounds of beef can be used and a whole can of tomato sauce (instead of a partial can). Plus beef is usually sold in 1-pound packages, so assembly time is reduced.


Recipe Summary

1 hr
15 mins
1 hr 15 mins
1 9x5-inch meatloaf


Original recipe yields 8 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
Ingredient Checklist


Instructions Checklist
  • Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C).

  • Mix together ground beef, oats, tomato sauce, eggs, onion, garlic, salt, and pepper until well combined. Press into a 9x5-inch loaf pan.

  • Bake in the preheated oven until an instant-read thermometer inserted into the center reads at least 160 degrees F (71 degrees C), about 1 hour.

  • Remove from the oven and spread ketchup over top. Serve with additional ketchup.

Cook's Notes:

Leave out the onions and add 1/2 teaspoon onion powder if you have picky eaters.

You can substitute lean ground pork or turkey for up to 1/2 of the meat for a leaner, healthier version!

Nutrition Facts

366 calories; fat 25.4g; cholesterol 131.6mg; sodium 304.2mg; carbohydrates 9.3g; protein 23.5g. Full Nutrition