Today’s recipe may say meatloaf, but it’s really part of my oatmeal-as-it’s-own-food-group campaign. In fact, the recipe comes from the back of the Quaker Oatmeal box, though I adjusted the amounts downward by 1/3.
Being mostly meat, the recipe did receive the coveted Hiram seal of approval. But it did not receive the Jolene seal because I don’t like meatloaf, so no recipe for the stuff ever gets my seal, not even when oatmeal is an a. So the final verdict is yours. Give the recipe a try and see if it gets your seal of approval.
1 pound lean ground beef or ground turkey
1/2 cup oatmeal (quick or old-fashioned)
1/2 cup finely chopped onion
1/2 cup catsup
1 egg, lightly beaten
2 teaspoons Worcestershire sauce or soy sauce
2 small cloves garlic, minced
1/4 teaspoon salt
1/4 black pepper
Heat oven to 350 degrees. In a large bowl, combine all ingredients, mixing lightly, but thoroughly. Press meat into loaf pan, or small casserole dish. (I prefer the casserole dish as it cooks quicker.) Bake 40-50 minutes to medium doneness (160 degrees for beef, 170 degrees for turkey) . Let stand 5 minutes before slicing.