I was never a big fan of meatloaf…until I made Paula Deen’s recipe. This is so good ya’ll (that sounds like something Paula would say, right?)! My husband and kids LOVE this one! So much so, that I started doubling the recipe and baking it in a 8.5×11 pan, just so there wouldn’t be any fighting over the last slice.
If you’re in a hurry, frozen chopped onions and frozen chopped bell peppers work great!
- 2 lb ground beef
- 2 tsp salt
- 1/4 teaspoon black pepper, ground
- 1 cup onion, chopped
- 1 cup bell pepper (any color), chopped
- 2 eggs, lightly beaten
- 14.5 oz can petite diced tomatoes, drained
- 1 cup quick-cooking oats
- 1/3 cup ketchup
- 2 tablespoons brown sugar
- 1 tablespoon mustard
Preheat oven to 375.
In a large bowl, mix ground beef, salt, pepper, onions, bell peppers, eggs, tomatoes and oats together and place in a greased 8.5×11 baking dish (I don’t like washing dishes, so I just mix everything up right in the baking dish!).
Mix ketchup, brown sugar and mustard in a small bowl and spread on top. Bake for 1 hour, or until cooked though.
Slightly adapted from Paula Deen