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Easiest Yummiest Meat Loaf Recipe

Easiest Yummiest Meat Loaf

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"This is how my mom made meat loaf. Just 4 ingredients. Kid approved, easy, and yummy. Makes great sandwiches the next day!"

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Original recipe makes 1 8-inch square pan Change Servings
  • PREP

    10 mins
  • COOK

    1 hr

    1 hr 10 mins


  1. Preheat oven to 375 degrees F (190 degrees C). Grease an 8-inch square baking dish.
  2. Combine ground beef, rolled oats, French onion soup, and eggs in a bowl until thoroughly combined; transfer to prepared baking dish.
  3. Bake in the preheated oven until the meat loaf is no longer pink in the middle and an instant-read meat thermometer inserted into the center of the loaf reads at least 160 degrees F (70 degrees C), 60 to 75 minutes.
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Most Helpful Positive Review
Dec 01, 2012

My husband says this is the best meatloaf I've ever made. It really does taste great the second day too. I had a slice for lunch the next day in a salad with green leaf lettuce, shredded carrots, diced tomato, and thousand island dressing. It was delicious. And so easy! I used quick cooking oats and egg beaters. The mixture was very watery, but the oatmeal soaked it all up in the baking process.

Most Helpful Critical Review
Dec 11, 2012

Sorry, but we didn't care for this. I did like that it was very easy and came together quickly with items that I usually have in my pantry. It's a great base recipe, but it definitely needs some seasonings as it was quite bland - in the very least, some salt and pepper. Garlic would also add a nice touch. Thankfully I had made some gravy, so it added some flavor to the dish. The oatmeal flavor was quite prominent (not in a good way), so I would suggest cutting it back to 3/4 cup. For one pound of meat, 1.5 cups of oats is a lot, but I wanted to follow the recipe as written. This could be a four to five star recipe with some tweaks. It's very moist! Thanks for the recipe!


10 Ratings

May 16, 2014

My boyfriend loved this!

Apr 05, 2013

I give this 4 stars because it's a nice, EASY base recipe. I never make meatloaf but wanted a new ground beef recipe, so with a few tweaks, I think this came out pretty good! I reduced the oats to 3/4 cup like other reviewers said, and I omitted the French onion soup mix (to reduce the sodium content, and well, because I don't own that!). Then I added several dashes of pepper, garlic salt, and garlic, and sprinkled in a few teaspoons of Worcestershire sauce. The first time I made this, I added cayenne pepper for some spice, but it turned out way too spicy, so I left it out the second time. Also, the first time I baked it for the 1 hour, and it came out WAY dry (not sure if it was my oven or the fact I used a dark pan). I baked for 45 minutes instead this time around, and it was perfect! Like I said, good, easy base recipe!

Jan 27, 2015

After reading the other reviews with complaints of dryness and lack of flavor I made this meatloaf following the recipe but added 1 tsp garlic salt and an 8oz can of tomato sauce and baked one hour . PERFECT !!

Jan 29, 2013

This was easy and I used 3/4 cup of oats like one reviewer suggested and that was just right. But added seasonings, just too bland as is. Garlic powder, black pepper, salt and some chili powder added a perfect blend. Used top ground sirloin and it baked for an hour. will make again.

Dec 06, 2012

My picky kids gave this a thumbs up!

Feb 09, 2013

I didn't have French Onion Soup and would have been willing to try it to moisten the meatloaf but I have always used Lipton Soup Mix with eggs and milk to moisten. The reason I was looking at this recipe at all was because I wanted to make meatloaf but was out of breadcrumbs and needed a substitute. I tried the oatmeal in the lesser amount that was suggested by other reviewers with my regular recipe plus I add about 1/4C ketchup to the mix as well. They I take about 3/4 C ketchup 4 T of brown sugar and a splash or two of Worchestershire sauce and mix for the topping. I put this on about 15 minutes before taking the meatloaf out and I cook at 350 so it doesn't dry out. My kids and their friends (who don't like meatloaf) rave about it and the oatmeal was a great substitute.


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  • Calories
  • 265 kcal
  • 13%
  • Carbohydrates
  • 18.1 g
  • 6%
  • Cholesterol
  • 111 mg
  • 37%
  • Fat
  • 12.9 g
  • 20%
  • Fiber
  • 2.4 g
  • 10%
  • Protein
  • 18.7 g
  • 37%
  • Sodium
  • 496 mg
  • 20%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.

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