Prize-Winning Meatloaf

“Developed in the Quaker® Kitchens in the 1950s, Prize-Winning Meatloaf remains one of our ‘most requested’ recipes. Using oats in place of bread crumbs gives this meatloaf a moist texture and adds a nutrition boost of B vitamins, protein, and fiber. Warm and deliciously hearty, this is a recipe your whole family will love!”

1-1/2 pounds 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

1.  Heat oven to 350°F. In large bowl, combine all ingredients, mixing lightly but thoroughly. Press into 8 x 4-inch loaf pan.
2.  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. Servings: 8

Variations: Customize meatloaf by adding one of the following to meatloaf ingredients:

  • 1/2 cup frozen (thawed) or canned (drained) corn
  • 1/2 cup chopped green or red bell pepper
  • One 2-1/2-ounce jar sliced mushrooms, drained
  • 1/3 cup grated Parmesan cheese
  • 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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