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Blue Ribbon Meatloaf Recipe

Meatloaf recipe

Meatloaf recipe


This meatloaf recipe is from a 1968 cookbook, Blue Ribbon Recipes.  There are sooo many good recipes in there. I mean, they are all blue ribbon winners, ya know. This recipe does not disappoint. It certainly lives up to the book title. There’s nothing fancy about it, just a good – real good – basic meatloaf.

Meat Loaf

1-1/2 lb. ground beef (I use ground chuck)
3/4 cup oatmeal
1/4 cup chopped onion
1-1/2 teaspoon salt
1/4 teaspoon pepper
1 beaten egg
1/4 cup milk
1/3 cup ketchup
2 tablespoons brown sugar
1 tablespoon prepared mustard

Combine first 7 ingredients for meat loaf; mix thoroughly. Pack into a 9 x 5 inch loaf pan or for a fun twist, cook in a 10″ cast iron skillet! Mix remaining ingredients for sauce. Pour over the meat loaf. Bake about 1 hour at 350 degrees. Let stand before slicing.

(Recipe by Ruth Lunde, Austin, Minnesota – Freeborn County Favorite Food Fair)

3 thoughts on “Blue Ribbon Meatloaf Recipe

  1. I hear you about ‘fixing’ one. Tried that recently and wound up with a new look too. Not a meatloaf eater (or maker), but the blog looks good.

    1. Can I use plain bread crumbs instead of oatmeal?

      1. I believe so. I don’t cook much anymore, but I think I can remember substituting (zero carb) breadcrumbs once. Don’t remember hating it or saying never again. So…. give it a go! Even if it turns out not as you’d hoped, it still won’t be horrible.

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