Meatloaf has to be one of my favorite comfort foods. There’s just something about a good ol’ meatloaf that warms the soul. Not to mention the fact that it’s also my favorite leftover. A big slab of meatloaf sandwiched between some gummy white bread slathered with Duke’s mayo… YUM! It doesn’t get much better. And it’s worth mentioning that I’m not a gravy-with-your-meatloaf kinda guy either. Tomatoes all the way. And even better… ketchup! (I could go on here all day about my obsession with ketchup – and I do mean ketchup, not catsup – and the fact that in my house there will only ever be one kind of ketchup, but I won’t.)
Here’s my take on a super simple meatloaf that is just about as easy as it is good. No chopping here! Two things of note: 1. The recipe calls for ground beef, but you’ll see two kinds of meat in the pictures. In my local supermarket that sell a “meatloaf mix” that is part ground beef part ground pork. That’ll work great to; it’s up to you. 2. Check out this nifty little can of tomatoes. How awesome is this?? They did the work for you! This is why it’s “quick and easy” meatloaf!
Test it out and come back and comment below and let me know what you think. I always WELCOME your suggestions and comments. Also, have fun with it and let me know what you do to make it your own.
- 1 pound ground beef
- 1 tablespoon soy sauce
- 1/2 teaspoon salt
- 1/4 teaspoon ground black pepper
- 1 egg
- 1 – 8 oz can of diced tomatoes with onion, green pepper, and celery
- 1/2 cup of quick cooking oats
- 1/3 cup ketchup
- 1 1/2 tablespoons yellow mustard
- 1 tablespoon brown sugar
- Preheat oven to 375 degrees.
- Combine ground beef, soy sauce, salt, pepper, egg, tomatoes, and oats and mix well.
- Pour into an ungreased 9X13 baking dish (Yep, no loaf pan here!) and form into a loaf.
- Mix ketchup, mustard and brown sugar together for topping. ( I didn’t have any brown sugar, so I made my own.)
- Spread topping over loaf.
- Bake for 1 hour.