Improving on Prize-Winning Meatloaf

What’s better than making a prize-winning meatloaf recipe? Improving on it.

Prize-Winning Meatloaf

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This great meatloaf recipe was merely the base for a few additions.

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I added the green pepper and some corn.

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With my additions, this was right at the top of my loaf pan.

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It tasted awesome!

Prize-Winning Meatloaf

Prep Time: Prep Time: 15 minutes | Cook Time: 55 minutes | Servings: Servings: 8


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


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 (160°F) doneness until not pink in center and juices 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 5) 2 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 each serving.


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Categories: Baking3, Beef 2, kosher, Low Carb, Main Dish 3, Recipes

Author:The Ranting Chef

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3 Comments on “Improving on Prize-Winning Meatloaf”

  1. January 23, 2016 at 11:42 am #

    I love meatloaf…comfort food from my childhood plus great for sandwiches. Will try this version.


  2. January 23, 2016 at 12:48 pm #

    We love meatloaf and this recipe sounds so good. I will have to print it and try it. I usually use crackers in mine. Never thought of oatmeal. And the added ingredients sound so good. Thanks! Have a great weekend. 🙂


  3. January 25, 2016 at 5:05 pm #



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