This recipe is for 1.5 pounds of ground beef. I do not pay any attention to the
weight of the ground beef package, and adjust the ingredient portions according to
the weight of the meat.
Preheart oven to 350 degrees F.
In a large mixing bowl so that you have room to thoroughly mix everything, add:
1.5 pounds ground beef
1 cup Quaker Oats
1/3 cup spaghetti sauce
1/4 cup chopped onion
1 egg slightly beaten
1 tablespoon Worcestershire sauce
1 teaspoon chili powder
1.5 teaspoons salt
Mix all above ingredients up very well.
I like to use a Lodge 8" cast iron skillet for baking this meat loaf. In order to shape the
meat loaf, I transfer the meat into a plastic bowl, that is just a bit smaller than
my cast iron skillet. Then I mush down the meat into this smaller plastic bowl. After oiling
up the skillet, I turn the plastic bowl with the meat over into the skillet. You might have
to smack the bowl down into the skillet, in order for the meat to drop. The meat loaf
should have a nice rounded shape (the shape of the bottom of the plastic bowl).
Bake 1 hour.
Prepare the top sauce:
3 tablespoons spaghetti sauce
1 tablespoon packed brown sugar.
Mix the top sauce up and taste it. If you would like it sweeter, add a little more brown sugar.
Often I double the recipe for the top sauce, because I like to add more sauce as I am eating.
I save the xtra sauce and use it for dipping at mealtime.
Spread top sauce over the meat loaf, and bake an additional 15 minutes.
When cool, I slice up the meat loaf into meal size portions and freeze what I am not
going to devour right away in Glad plastic wrap. BTW, do not save money buying low cost
plastic wrap. Glad plastic wrap works easily, and holds like crazy. The cheap stuff often
is such a pain.
Bye for now,