This was pretty tasty! I didn't have an onion so I substituted 1/2 teaspoon of onion powder, & I also didn't have any bread crumbs so I ground up 1 cup of rolled oats. To push it one step further, I grabbed a handful of baby spinach and chopped it up like you would parsley and added that as well. It doesn't really add flavor to the food, but it sure does pack in a little more nutrition. I also took some of the reviewers suggestions and added in some Worcestershire sauce. The end result? A meatloaf my kids LOVED and I love the fact that there's oats and spinach in it. This was a great base recipe that was easy to make subs/additions to. Next time, I will take some of the other reviewers suggestions and saute a chopped onion (and some garlic) in butter and then add that to the meatloaf. The onion powder was good, but nothing like the taste of a real onion. The one thing I noticed when I first mixed everything together was that 1 cup of milk seemed a bit much - it was a very sloppy mixture that I couldn't mold into a loaf in the beginning. Maybe it was the oats I used instead, but once it sat in the fridge for about a half an hour, it firmed up better. Next time I will probably only add 3/4 cup milk, especially if I need to bake it right away. Also, this needs to cook longer than an hour. Based on other meatloaf recipes I've made, 1 1/2 lbs ground beef needs 75-90 minutes to bake in order to cook all the way through. I am making this into meatballs next time!
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This was pretty tasty! I didn't have an onion so I substituted 1/2 teaspoon of onion powder,...