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  • 1-1/2 Pounds 90% lean ground beef
  • 1 Cup tomato juice or tomato sauce
  • 3/4 Cup Quaker® Oats (quick or old fashioned, uncooked)
  • 1 egg or 2 egg whites, lightly beaten
  • 1/4 Cup chopped onion
  • 1/2 Teaspoon salt (optional)
  • 1/4 Teaspoon black pepper

Cooking Instructions

Heat oven to 350°F. In large bowl, combine all ingredients, mixing lightly but thoroughly. Press into 8 x 4-inch loaf pan. Bake 1 hour to medium doneness (160°F internal temperature). Meatloaf should not be pink in center and the juices should show no pink color. Let stand 5 minutes; drain off any juices before slicing.

Serving Tips: Customize meatloaf by adding one of the following to meatloaf ingredients:
1) 1/2 cup frozen (thawed) or canned (drained) corn;
2) 1/2 cup chopped green or red bell pepper;
3) One 2-1/2-ounce jar sliced mushrooms, drained;
4) 1/3 cup grated Parmesan cheese; or
5) Two tablespoons finely chopped fresh parsley or cilantro. Sprinkle top of baked meatloaf with 1 cup shredded cheese. Return to oven for 3 minutes to melt cheese. Spoon heated prepared spaghetti sauce, pizza sauce, barbecue sauce or salsa over meatloaf before serving.


Prize-Winning Meatloaf is rated 4.7 out of 5 by 21.
Rated 5 out of 5 by from My favorite meatloaf (with exception) The origional receipt is good, but I didn't have tomato juice one time so I subsituted V8 juice. It is all I use now.
Date published: 2017-11-21
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Favorite for many years It is much easier to add oatmeal than bread crumbs. I add chopped carrots, celery, onions, bell pepper, and mushrooms which makes it an interesting main dish. We don't do well with spicy dishes at our house. this meatloaf with the vegetables is flavorful without the spice. It's also good served as a leftover that doesn't taste leftover .
Date published: 2018-09-13
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Memories of Grandma I grew up loving my grandma's meatloaf. It wasn't until after she passed away that I discovered her recipe was actually Quaker Oats recipe. I thought I'd never taste her meatloaf again until I made the recipe from the enternet. It's a wonderful way to remember my dear grandma.
Date published: 2018-10-08
Rated 5 out of 5 by from A winner! This has to be the best meatloaf recipe out there. Is uses basic ingredients that you have around the hours, it is easy to put together, and goes great with just about any side. My family loves it and so do my guests.
Date published: 2017-11-28
Rated 5 out of 5 by from My meatloaf recipe for 50 years! I began making this recipe in 1966--- it came right off the Quaker Oats cylinder container. My addition to it is that I lay 3 or 4 slices of bacon on the top.You usually cannot go wrong by adding bacon.
Date published: 2017-12-28
Rated 5 out of 5 by from The best....hands down I have been making this recipe from Quaker Oats since I was in 4th 41 years. It’s the best meatloaf recipe I have ever come across. You can’t go wrong. Easy, quick and delicious
Date published: 2018-04-08
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Al time favorite meatloaf This has been my go to recipe for over 45 years. Back then it included green peppers and tomato sauce. Now those are optional, but I stick with tried and true!
Date published: 2017-05-31
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great Taste This is the recipe my mom gave me to use about 50 years ago. Still my standard go to for meatloaf. My family loves it and those I've made it for loved it too.
Date published: 2018-05-31
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Award winner! My husband and Kids absolutely love it. I have done this 2x thinking it’s only beginners luck but my husband keeps asking me to bake some more!!!
Date published: 2018-09-24
Rated 1 out of 5 by from Grew up on this recipe! My mother added a couple of stripes of raw bacon on top then she rubbed catsup all over the top before she baked it! Still outstanding!
Date published: 2017-07-29
Rated 5 out of 5 by from WHOOOPS!!!! Tastes Great ... but don't forget the egg! I did and, while it tastes delicious, it falls apart. Will try again another day.
Date published: 2018-07-24
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Best Meatloaf ! For 30 years, Our favorite comfort-food time meatloaf recipe ! Foolproof, easy, always turns out great !!
Date published: 2017-04-11
Rated 4 out of 5 by from My go to recipe for Meatloaf My family loves this meatloaf and it's so easy to make.
Date published: 2018-01-18
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